In June of 2021, Philips Respironics Inc recalled certain CPAP machines, ventilators, Bilevel PAP, BiPAP, or BIPAP, due to dangerous health risks. The polyester-based polyurethane foam in these machines, utilized to lessen sound, can ultimately break down into tiny particles and enter the device’s airways. The degradation of foam particles can potentially be toxic and increase the risk of certain chemicals if inhaled. This could lead to a severe injury if ingested and ultimately result in a more serious health condition.
Our product liability attorneys discuss which Phillips Respironics devices are affected by this recall. Philips Respironics recalled the following affected machines manufactured between 2009 and April 26, 2021.
CPAP and BiPAP Devices
DreamStation ST, AVAPS
C-Series S/T and AVAPS
REMstar SE Auto
Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in the US)
A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
A-Series BiPAP A40
A-Series BiPAP A30
If you have used these devices, it’s crucial to follow the FDA safety recommendations.
Seek medical attention, and discuss your situation with your healthcare provider.
If you have any of the above devices, refrain from using them immediately.
Change your device to a different machine not affected by the recall.
Use alternative treatments for sleep apnea; The FDA recommends oral appliances and positional therapy.
Register Your Device
The FDA advises people who have been using these devices to register their devices on Philips Respironics’ Recall website. You can also find informative updates from Philips Respironics about any new guidelines or other updated information about these devices, which the FDA requires.
Contact Starkville Product Liability Lawyers
Vollor Law Firm, P.A. has been representing victims injured by defective products for over 20 years. Our dedicated attorneys have the available resources and skills to pursue claims against large manufacturers and companies whose unsafe products have harmed individuals. We are passionate about helping families and strive to get you the results you deserve.
We can evaluate your case if any Phillips CPAP devices have harmed you or a loved one. Contact us today at (662) 269-6188 to discuss your options.