On Tuesday, an Ontario appeals court rejected a class-action lawsuit against the Canadian government by some 29,500 women whose silicone breast implants had ruptured. The lawsuit faulted Health Canada, the Canadian government's department for public health, for letting Dow Coring Corp. and other manufacturers market the implants without properly inspecting their reliability and safety. The court threw out the case because it said that the manufacturers, not government officials, were responsible for product safety and reliability. The court also threw out a class-action lawsuit on disintegrated jaw implants on the same terms on Tuesday. [UPI]