July 22, 2021 Update:
FDA issues recall guidance
ChristianaCare would like patients and members of the community to be aware of a voluntary recall issued by Philips for 18 models of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), Bi-Level PAP, and mechanical ventilator devices (Information on the recall and a full list can be found here).
The recall stems from concerns around the machines’ noise-reducing foam, due to the risk that the material may degrade into tiny particles or release potentially harmful chemicals into the humidifier, tubing or mask.
Philips has indicated that particulate exposure may result in irritation, headache, inflammation, respiratory issues, and possible toxic and cancer-causing effects. The chemical emissions may cause headaches, irritation, hypersensitivity, nausea/vomiting and possible toxic and cancer-causing effects.
Determining if your device has been recalled
A list of recalled products is available at www.philips.com/src-update. There you can also register your device for repair or replacement. If you cannot access the website, call Philips at 1-877-907-7508 for more information.
If you cannot determine the make and model of your machine, contact the durable medical equipment (DME) company that provided your device.
Note: The recall only applies to the listed products and does not apply to products from other companies.
What to do right now if your device was recalled
- Follow the recall advice and register your device at www.philips.com/src-update.