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The Recall of Three CPAP Machines for Sleep Apnea

 Posted on January 15, 2023 in Recalled Devices

CPAP injury attorneysDevices that are supposed to help people who suffer from sleep apnea have been harming users. Three types of continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machines have been recalled to date. That is because millions of people who used these CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator machines may have been exposed to toxic particles when they were breathing.

The Recall

Philips Respironics has recalled CPAP machines manufactured between 2009 to June 2021, because their soundproofing foam degrades over time. CPAP machines are designed to keep airways open by providing a consistent stream of air through a mask so that people with sleep apnea can get a good night’s rest. But the polyurethane foam (PE-PUR) has exposed users to toxic particles. There is a danger of inhaling and choking on pieces of the foam. This remains an ongoing issue that has yet to be resolved.

Recalled Devices

Here is a list of the devices recalled by Phillips. They are prescribed to people with sleep apnea so that they can breathe more consistently. These are the three types of CPAP machines that have been recalled: 

  • CPAP machines with a continuous ventilator deliver a specific amount of oxygen
  • BiPAP machines pump air into the lungs
  • Ventilators used at hospitals and other facilities

Many people have been impacted by these recalls. If you have been using a Philips device that has been recalled, the FDA recommends that you do the following: 

  • Register your device on the Philips Respironics website
  • Consult with your physician before you stop using the device, they may be able to recommend another device
  • Discuss with your doctor to see if the inline bacterial filter will alleviate the issues

Health Injuries

People who depended on a CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator machine have suffered several health injuries including various cancers such as liver, throat, kidney, breast, bladder, adult leukemia, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. If you have been diagnosed with cancer after using a recalled CPAP for six months or longer, between 2009 and May 2021, you have two years to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer after a diagnosis.

Contact a CPAP Lawyer

If you used a CPAP machine for sleep apnea and now have cancer or another serious health issue, our CPAP injury attorneys can explain your legal avenues to pursue compensation. Call 844-847-2727 for a free consultation to see how we can help you.



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