Philips CPAP and Ventilator Recalls
On June 14, Philips Healthcare Solutions announced a massive recall of between three and four million Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines and mechanical ventilator devices used to treat sleep apnea.
Devices recalled due to serious health risks
The recall announcement states that the polyester-based polyurethane noise-reducing foam used in the devices can break down over time, creating small particles that could be inhaled or ingested by users. As it degrades, this foam produces toxic gases which may cause the following potential side effects:
Chemical and particulate exposure can also lead to throat and lung cancer.
Which Philips Devices Are Being Recalled?
If you are currently using one of the machines listed below, stop immediately. However, should you depend on the treatment they provide, contact your doctor immediately to discuss alternative therapies.
Philips Healthcare Solutions is one of the world’s largest sleep apnea manufacturers. This recall, which is expected to cost over half a billion dollars, will harm the company’s ability to accommodate new customers. The anticipated result is a marketplace shortage as Philips repairs and replaces the affected machines.
Are You Affected by the Philips CPAP Machine Recall?
At Susen Law Group, we advocate for clients when their wellbeing and future are impacted by manufacturer negligence. If you or someone you love depended on one of the recalled machines and suffered adverse health effects as a result, contact us for a free case evaluation by calling 954-315-3815 or using our FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page.