Philips Respironics has recalled mechanical ventilators because they contain toxic foam that is linked to cancer, asthma, infections, and other life-threatening side effects.
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UPDATE: Class 1 Recall for Philips Trilogy EVO Ventilators
In January 2022, Philips announced a Class 1 recall — the most serious type of recall — for Philips Respironics Trilogy EVO Ventilators and repair kits.
The recall involves Trilogy EVO Ventilators (Material Numbers DS2110X11B in the USA) that were manufactured and distributed between April 15, 2021 and May 24, 2021 in the U.S. and Korea.
Trilogy EVO ventilators are also known as “hospital-to-home” ventilators because they are portable and can be used in hospitals, at home, or non-emergency transportation like wheelchairs and personal vehicles.
The problem is that a Philips supplier incorrectly used a toxic sound-abatement foam (known as “polyester-based polyurethane” or PE-PUR) in the muffler assembly of the recalled Trilogy EVO ventilators.
List of Philips Ventilator Recalls
Philips Respironics recalled the following ventilators made between 2009 and April 26, 2021:
- A-Series BiPAP A40
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
- C-Series ASV (ventilator)
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
- Trilogy 100
- Trilogy 200
- Trilogy EVO
What is PE-PUR Foam?
Polyester-Based Polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound-abatement foam was used to reduce noise and vibration in millions of recalled breathing machines manufacture by Philips Respironics. The problem is that PE-PUR foam can disintegrate, and the bits of foam debris can get into the air pathway. Users can swallow or breathe the foam, resulting in health issues. PE-PUR foam can also “off-gas” toxic chemicals.
Potential Health Risks From PE-PUR Foam
PE-PUR foam poses a number of severe, life-threatening health risks, including:
- Organ damage (especially kidneys or liver)
- Inflammatory reactions
- Allergic reaction
- Irritation to the skin, eyes, nose, skin, and airways
- Hypersensitivity reaction
- Immune system reaction
- Nausea or vomiting
- And more
Other Injuries Linked to Philips Breathing Machines
Since April 2021, the FDA has received over 3,000 reports related to foam breakdown (degradation) in the recalled Philips breathing machines. There have been a wide range of adverse events reported to the FDA, including cancer, pneumonia, asthma, other respiratory problems, infection, headache, cough, dyspnea (difficulty breathing), dizziness, nodules, and chest pain.
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