Philips CPAP Recall Update

a man wearing a CPAP mask while sleepingPhilips Respironics recalled millions of their ventilators, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bi-level positive airway pressure (also known as BiPAP, Bilevel PAP or BPAP) machines in June 2021. The recall was issued due to potential health risks. In response to the recall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting individuals of the health risks associated with the machines and has conducted an inspection of the manufacturing facility. The FDA has classified it as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall.

Patients who continually used a recalled Philips Bi-PAP, CPAP or mechanical ventilator between 2009 and 2021 may be at risk of developing serious health conditions such as kidney and liver failure, certain cancers and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Why Is There a Recall for Philips CPAP and BiPAP Machines?

Various Philips CPAP, BiPAP and ventilators are made with a polyester-based polyurethane foam (PE-PUR) that quiets the vibration noises when the machine is in use. Over time, this foam breaks down. As the foam degrades, tiny particles and carcinogenic gases may be released into the machine that may cause harm if inhaled or ingested.

Plaintiffs filing lawsuits against the medical equipment manufacturer allege a variety of health problems were caused by the foam degradation, including serious respiratory problems and certain cancers.

Which Models Are Part of the Philips CPAP Recall?

Philips issued a recall of the following CPAP, BiPAP and ventilator models:

CPAP and BiPAP Device List

Device Type Model Name
Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use
  • E30
Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting
  • DreamStation ASV
  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • OmniLab Advanced+
  • SystemOne ASV4
Noncontinuous Ventilator
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • DreamStation
  • DreamStation Go
  • REMstar SE Auto
  • SystemOne (Q-Series)

Source: FDA

Ventilator Device List

Device Type Model Name
Continuous Ventilator
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
  • Trilogy 100
  • Trilogy 200
Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use
  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in US)
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting
  • A-Series Bi
  • A-Series BiPAP A40

Source: FDA

If you have questions about the Philips BiPAP and CPAP recall list above, the FDA offers more information and recommendations on its website.

The Philips CPAP Machine Recall and Lawsuit

The number of personal injury cases filed against Philips across the country is growing. Plaintiffs claim injury from exposure to chemicals and debris from the defective PE-PUR foam and allege that Philips knew of the health risks it posed but did not warn its consumers.

If you believe that you or a loved one developed a serious condition as a result of using a recalled Philips CPAP, BiPAP or mechanical ventilator, speak with an attorney about your unique situation right away. Individuals that used a Philips PAP model or mechanical ventilator between 2009-2021 may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.

Are you eligible for a Philips CPAP or BiPAP lawsuit? Our experienced attorneys are taking cases nationwide. Contact our firm by calling (888) 984-7988 or by submitting an online form to schedule a free case evaluation.

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