Texas Philips CPAP & Sleep Apnea Machine LawyerPhilips recalled 4 million breathing machines because toxic foam may cause cancer or other side effects. The recall involves ventilators, CPAP, BiPAP and DreamStation sleep apnea machines.

Need a Texas Philips CPAP & Sleep Apnea Machine Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer or other severe side effects of using a recalled Philips CPAP machine, DreamStation, sleep apnea machine, or ventilator, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.

UPDATE: Class 1 Recall for 3.5 Million Philips Breathing Machines

On July 22, 2021, the FDA issued Class 1 recalls for millions of Philips ventilators and CPAP and BiPAP machines due to a risk of cancer and other health problems from toxic PE-PUR foam breaking down and releasing cancer-causing gases. Over 3.5 million of the recalled machines have been sold since 2009.

How Many People Have Been Injured?

The FDA has received reports of at least 100 injuries and more than 1,200 complaints involving toxi PE-PUR foam breaking down in a Philips breathing machine.

In the Class 1 recall notice, the FDA warned about the following health risks:

“The exposure to debris or chemicals could cause serious adverse events in patients such as irritation (skin, eye, and respiratory tract), inflammation, headache, asthma, hypersensitivity, nausea/vomiting, adverse effects to other organs (e.g., kidneys and liver) and toxic carcinogenic effects.”

Philips Recalls 4 Million Breathing Machines for Toxic Health Risks

June 2021 — Philips recalled 4 million breathing machines due to a risk of cancer and other severe side effects linked to toxic foam.

What is the Problem?

The air that a user breathes passes through a tube that contains a toxic “sound-abatement” foam. This problem is that this foam can disintegrate and release tiny particles that a user breathes or ingests. The foam itself is carcinogenic. It can also “off-gas” toxic chemicals.

Philips Recalls Breathing Machines After Complaints

Philips recalled the breathing machines after customers complained about finding tiny pieces of foam in the air-path circuit. There were also complaints of health problems, according to the Medical Device Recall Notification: “Philips also has received reports of headache, upper airway irritation, cough, chest pressure and sinus infection.”

Was Your Breathing Machine Recalled?

Philips mostly recalled DreamStation machines, which are used for sleep apnea, but the company also recalled some mechanical ventilators, Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines.

Recalled Breathing Machines Contain Toxic Foam

The recalled breathing machines contain a type of foam called polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR). Unfortunately, the foam can disintegrate into tiny particles that a user might breathe or swallow. Philips also warned that the foam can also “off-gas” toxic chemicals.

Health Hazards Linked to Flawed Design

Philips designed the breathing machines with toxic foam inside the same tube that the air passes through — with nothing sealing off the foam from the air. Instead of fixing this issue on newer, non-recalled breathing machines, Philips simply changed the type of foam.

What is the Risk?

  • Cancer
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Coughing
  • Headaches
  • Chest pain
  • Irritation to the skin, eyes, throat, nose, and lungs
  • Asthma
  • Organ damage (e.g., kidneys and liver)
  • Sinus infections
  • Breathing problems
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • And more

What CPAP & Sleep Apnea Machines Were Recalled?

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use:

  • E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)

Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting:

  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device

Non-continuous Ventilator:

  • SystemOne (Q series)
  • DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP
  • DreamStation GO APAP, APAP
  • Dorma 400, 500 CPAP
  • REMStar SE Auto CPAP

What Ventilators Were Recalled?

Continuous Ventilator:

  • Trilogy 100 Ventilator
  • Trilogy 200 Ventilator
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent Ventilator

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use:

  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in US)
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator

Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting::

  • A-Series BiPAP A40 (not marketed in US)
  • A-Series BiPAP A30 (not marketed in US)

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