Voluntary Recall of Philips Respironics Devices
Philips Respironics has issued a voluntary recall on all CPAP, BiPAP, and Ventilator devices manufactured prior to May 2021. This recall is due to issues related to the sound abatement foam used in these devices.
There is a potential for the foam to degrade into particles that may be ingested or inhaled by the user. The manufacturer’s recall recommends that CPAP and BiPAP patients on Respironics machines discontinue using the device until a replacement can be provided by the manufacturer.
The recall also states that patients who are using life-sustaining mechanical ventilator devices should NOT discontinue using those devices.
If your symptoms are significant without device use or you are on an advanced therapy device such as a ventilator, talk with your provider for discussion of use and associated risks.
What should you do right away? In order for you to receive important updates from the manufacturer about this recall, it is important that you register your device for replacement by calling 1.877.907.7508 or visiting the online registration page at www.philipssrcupdate.expertinquiry.com.
St. Luke’s Pulmonary Medicine Associates is not able to provide updates as to this recall, so please make sure you have registered your device so that you will receive these updates directly via email or text as they become available from Philips.
If you have further questions, please call St. Luke’s Pulmonary Medicine Associates at 218.249.7970