updated 8/26/2010 7:11:55 PM ET 2010-08-26T23:11:55

The Food and Drug Administration says Johnson & Johnson is selling a hip implant for unapproved uses and marketing an unapproved, high-tech system to guide doctors in implanting knee replacements.

The FDA warning is announced a day after J&J's ninth product recall in a year. They've involved foul-smelling drug packages, contamination with tiny metal shards or bacteria, and drugs that might have the wrong amount of active ingredient.

J&J's DePuy Orthopaedics says it's reviewing FDA's warning letter and will supply requested information.

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    BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor (New Orleans): We have a health alert tonight of interest to the millions of Americans who have a -- who've had hip replacements that allow them, of course, to go on, hopefully living healthier and active lives. Tonight there's word of a recall in this area by Johnson Johnson . This one affects 93,000 people around the world. While most patients will not require another new hip or to go through that ordeal, they say it is best to check with your doctor. There's more information tonight on our Web site about this,


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