Philips Respironics Halts Sales of Recalled CPAP Machines in U.S.

Philips Respironics Halts Sales of Recalled CPAP Machines in U.S.

Philips has currently halted U.S. sales of its defective ventilators and CPAP machines since they  recently agreed to a consent decree with the FDA and the Department of Justice.  The company disclosed this news in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Under the agreement’s terms, Philips would continue servicing previously sold sleep apnea machines in the USA, but couldn’t sell new ones until it meets corrective actions laid out by the FDA. 

In June 2021, nearly one million breathing machines manufactured by Philips were recalled from the market.  The problem with the machines rests in the polyester-based foam that is used to reduce sound and vibrations the machines make when in use. Over time, the foam breaks down, sending tiny particles of foam and toxic chemicals into the airways of the person using the machine. This may lead to respiratory system issues and infections, asthma, cancer, and other serious health concerns.  

Plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against Philips alleging that as they continued to use these machines, they breathed in deadly particles and gasses, which led to their health problems. Plaintiffs claim that Philips knew of the health risks associated with PE-PUR foam but did not warn consumers of the risks.

Want to Know if You Have a Philips CPAP Claim?

Did you use a recalled Philips CPAP machine made between 2009 and 2021 and subsequently suffer from one of the following injuries?

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Pneumonitis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Oral cavity cancer
  • Oropharynx cancer
  • Nasal cavity/sinus cancer
  • Nasopharynx cancer
  • Larynx cancer
  • Hypopharynx cancer
  • Salivary cancer
  • Lung Cancer

If so, please reach out to one of our experienced attorneys.

If You Think You Are Eligible to File a CPAP Lawsuit, Call for a Free Consultation

Our experienced attorneys are investigating Philips CPAP and BiPAP lawsuit claims. If you have used one of these recalled devices and have since suffered from one of the injuries listed above, it is important to contact a lawyer immediately.  It’s not too late to investigate your potential claim.

Call today for a free, strictly confidential evaluation of your potential claim. You can reach us at (888) 984-7988 or fill out our contact form to speak with an attorney about your potential case.
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