In June 2021, Philips CPAP, BiPAP and ventilator machines were recalled for potentially toxic foam called PE-PUR that could degrade and be inhaled or ingested by users resulting in serious damage to the nervous system and other organs and even cause cancer.
Philips began replacing their nearly 15 million devices that were recalled in September 2021. But now the FDA has flagged another issue with the replacement foam.
Philips started replacing the PE-PUR foam with a silicone-based foam, and the FDA has now said that the silicone foam used in a device outside of the United States has failed a safety test for what is called volatile organic compounds or VOCs.
The agency has ordered Philips to conduct independent testing on their new silicone-based foam and will inform the public of the results when they become available.
The FDA has also said that people who have already received their replacement devices should not stop using them.
What Devices Have Been Recalled?
- E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation (ST, AVAPS)
- SystemOne (ASV4)
- C Series (ASV, S/T, AVAPS)
- OmniLab Advanced Plus (In-Lab Titration Device)
- SystemOne (Q Series)
- DreamStation (CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP)
- DreamStation GO (CPAP, APAP)
- Dorma 400,500 (CPAP)
- REMStar SE Auto (CPAP)
- Trilogy 200
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid (A30) – not marketed in the United States
- A-Series BiPAP V30 (Auto)
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
- A-Series BiPAP A40
- A-Series BiPAP A30
If you have used any of the above recalled devices and suffered from asthma and asthma attacks, upper respiratory infections, migraines, nausea and vomiting, whooping cough, or lung and kidney cancer, then there could be a connection. You may very well be entitled to file a lawsuit against Philips for financial compensation through a personal injury claim or by joining a class action lawsuit. Let our Hernando County Phillips CPAP, BiPAP and Ventilator Machines Device Recall Lawyers at Whittel & Melton help you understand your rights.
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Lawsuits are starting to flood in seeking compensation for injuries and illnesses linked to Philips manufactured defective devices. Our Philips CPAP Machine Recall Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are here to help you recover just compensation from using a dangerous breathing machine developed by Philips. You may be eligible to recover money for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We can manage your case on your behalf and make sure that you get what you are fairly entitled to under the law. Continue reading