Philips' CPAP & Bi-PAP Recalls

Philips Medical Product Issues

On June 15, 2021, Philips recalled over 3 million CPAP, Bi-Level PAP and mechanical ventilator devices for potential health risks related to the sound abatement foam. Most of the defective devices are in the first-generation DreamStation product family.  
Here's a list of all the recalled Philips devices.
The reason for the recall is due to the degradation of the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam in the devices may result in increased health risks. The foam may degrade into particles that are then ingested or inhaled by the user. The foam may also off-gas certain chemicals that are hazardous to the user. 

Philips' Recalled Devices

CPAP & BiPAP Devices

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support (Facility Use):

  •  E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)

Continuous Ventilator, Non-life supporting:

  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • OmniLab Advanced+

Noncontinuous Ventilator:

  • SystemOne (Q-Series)
  • DreamStation
  • DreamStation Go
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • REMstar SE Auto

Mechanical Ventilators

Continuous Ventilator:

  • Trilogy 100
  • Trilogy 200
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support (Facility Use):

  •  A-Series Bi-PAP V30 Auto
 Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting:
  •  A-Series BiPAP A40
  • A-Series BiPAP A30

Types of Injuries Potentially Related to Philips Product Recall

According to Philips, these are the potential health risks related to this recall:
  • Degraded foam exposure may cause: Irritation (skin, eye and respiratory tract), inflammatory response, headache, asthma, adverse effects to other organs (e.g. kidneys and liver) and toxic or carcinogenic affects.
  • Chemical emission exposure may cause: headache/dizziness, irritation (eyes, nose, respiratory tract, skin), hypersensitivity, nausea/vomiting, toxic and carcinogenic effects.

Hire Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorney

If you've been in contact with any of the recalled defective devices and experienced any of the types of injuries listed above, you should contact a local personal injury attorney today. At Murphy Law Firm, we fight for you! If you don't win, we don't get paid. It's that simple. So, contact our experienced Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers today and get a free consultation

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