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What’s the Problem?

According to an FDA Recall Notice dated June 15, 2021, this action affects:

  • Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP) Devices
  • Philips Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Devices
  • Philips Mechanical Ventilator Devices

Philips initiated this recall after determining that there are possible risks to users related to polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam component in the above devices.

“The risks include that the PE-PUR foam may degrade into particles which may enter the device’s air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the user, and the foam may off-gas certain chemicals,” FDA said. “The foam degradation may be exacerbated by use of unapproved cleaning methods, such as ozone,** and high heat and high humidity environments may also contribute to foam degradation.”

Philips CPAP Recall List

Device Type Model Name and Number (All Serial Numbers)
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

Ventilators

Device Type Model Name and Number (All Serial Numbers)
Continuous Ventilator
  • Trilogy 100
  • Trilogy 200
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
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 BiPAP A40
  • A-Series BiPAP A30

CPAP Health Risks

Philips has received reports of possible patient impact due to foam degradation. The potential risks of particulate exposure include:

  • Headache
  • Irritation
  • Inflammation
  • Respiratory issues
  • Toxic effects
  • Cancer or other carcinogenic effects

Potential risks of chemical exposure due to off-gassing include:

  • Headache
  • Irritation
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Toxic effects
  • Carcinogenic effects

FDA Recommendation

If you purchased a Philips CPAP machine that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and talk to your doctor to determine the most appropriate options for continued treatment.

If you purchased a recalled Philips Ventilator, you should continue to use it until you talk to your doctor about alternative treatment options.

“In situations where alternatives are unavailable, the benefit of continued usage of the ventilator machines may outweigh the risks identified in the recall notification,” FDA said.

Philips CPAP Class Action Update(s)

Philips is facing a number of proposed class action lawsuits throughout the United States after recalling millions of its popular CPAP and BiPAP sleep devices.

Florida CPAP Class Action Lawsuit: The most recent class action suit was filed in Massachusetts federal court by a woman and her husband who claim she was diagnosed with lung cancer while using the machine.

Oddly enough, their particular class action lawsuit does not explicitly claim that her cancer was caused by the DreamStation CPAP device. Furthermore, the suit is not asking for Philips to pay for her cancer treatment. Her class action is asking the court to make the company cover the cost of a new machine for herself, her husband, and others in her class living in Florida. It also requested punitive damages against the Amsterdam-based company.

Other Class Action Lawsuits: Surprisingly, there are at least 11 other class actions on the Philips CPAP and BiPAP recall. All of them are representing consumers in other states, claiming varying levels of injury and demanding reimbursement for the defective CPAP devices. Since Philips’ US subsidiaries are in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, that is where most fave been filed. Not counting the Florida class action, the proposed lawsuits wish to represent residents of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Maryland, Oregon, Indiana, Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

We Are Taking Clients Nationwide! Class action lawsuits are complicated types of cases. Regardless of where you live, our lawyers are currently accepting new Philips CPAP and Philips BiPAP class action cases in all 50 states.

Do I Have a Philips DreamStation CPAP Machine Class Action Lawsuit?

The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Philips DreamStation CPAP Machine Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new CPAP recall cases in all 50 states.

If you were injured by a recalled Philips DreamStation CPAP machine, Philips BiPAP, or Philips ventilator device, you should contact our law firm immediately.

You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a Philips recall lawsuit and our lawyers can help.

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