July 1, 2021 – Koninklijke Philips N.V., Philips North America LLC, and Philips RS North America LLC manufacture and sell a variety of products that are intended to help people breathe, including Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (“CPAP”) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (“BiPAP”) machines. These breathing machines are commonly used to treat sleep apnea and respiratory failure.
Philips Recalled Its Breathing Machines Due To Serious Health Hazards
On June 14, 2021, Philips announced a recall of many of its CPAP/BiPAP machines and its ventilators. The Recalled Breathing Machines include the following models:
- E30; DreamStation ASV; DreamStation ST, AVAPS; SystemOne ASV4; C Series ASV, S/T, AVAPs; OmniLab Advanced Plus; SystemOne (Q Series); DreamStation CPAP, Auto CPAP, BiPAP; DreamStation Go CPAP, APAP; Dorma 400, 500 CPAP; REMStar SE Auto CPAP; Trilogy 100 and 200; Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent; A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30; A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto; A-Series BiPAP A40; and A-Series BiPAP A30.
Specifically, the Recalled Breathing Machines contain polyester-based polyurethane (“PE-PUR”) foam for sound abatement. Philips announced that this foam may break down and be inhaled or ingested. Further, the PE-PUR foam may emit volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) that may be inhaled, ingested, adversely affect organs, and are carcinogenic. The manufacturer announced these hazards could result in “serious injury which can be life-threatening or cause permanent impairment.”
The Delayed CPAP Recall is Unacceptable
It has been alleged that Philips knew about these very substantial and material risks long before the recall. Patients who use the Recalled Breathing Machines have complained about black particles in their machines for several years. But Philips did not warn the public or its customers about these hazards until late April 2021 and did not recall the Recalled Breathing Machines until June 14, 2021.
Philips’ so-called “recall” does not actually provide patients with new CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator devices, but again suggests consumers can buy the next generation of its product.
Philips’ delayed recall is simply unacceptable. The company has put many users at risk of serious injury. In fact, many users of the Recalled Breathing Machines have complained about serious health problems as a result of using the Recalled Breathing Machines.
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