In June 2021, Philips announced the safety recall of some of its CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilators. The recall was due to safety concerns, especially as the PE-PUR sound abatement foam contained in the devices was deemed to pose health risks. The PE-PUR foams which were meant to block the device’s sound as it operated were discovered to be disintegrating and causing particles that were inhaled by users. The effect of inhalation is linked to several health challenges including cancer, liver damage, kidney damage, etc.
In the weeks after the recall, hundreds of affected users have filed product liability lawsuits against the company for causing health injuries. In response, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has received about 1,200 complaints, has ordered Philips to begin repair of its first-generation DreamStation sleep apnea machines.
The CEO of the company, after recalling about 10 million of its CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilators and listing them under Class I recall said: ”We fully recognize that the timeframe for remediation of the affected devices places patients in a difficult situation, We are mobilized to deliver a solution to them as fast as possible. We have significantly increased our production, service and rework capacity, and further intensified our outreach to our customers and their patients.”
Since the recall, there have been over 100 injuries related to the Philips sleep apnea devices. The company is looking to recall devices distributed between July of 2009 to April of 2021 which creates a timeline for affected victims. Victims whose devices were obtained within the period may be eligible to file a Philips CPAP Lawsuit demanding compensation for their injuries.
List of Recalled Philips CPAP, BiPAP Machines, and Ventilators
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator
- C Series ASV, S/T, AVAPS
- Dorma 400, 500 CPAP
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP
- DreamStation GO CPAP, APAP
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent Ventilator
- OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device
- REMStar SE Auto CPAP
- SystemOne (Q series)
- SystemOne ASV4
- Trilogy 100 Ventilator
- Trilogy 200 Ventilator
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