As far as I know the patch was not recalled in the US. I was on it for years and I know now they have put additional warnings on it because of the excess estrogen you are subjected to. I loved the patch but my dr wont let me go back on it since I am almost 35. I have been charting my periods on http://www.mymonthlycycles.com
Abstaining from sex during my fertile times which I extend 2 days before and 2 days after. Just to be sure :) So far so good.