Philips’ CPAP Recall Notification 2021 and SolutionsKamran Arain
Philips’ CPAP Recall Notification 2021 and Solutions
On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall notification due to two issues related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in their CPAP and BiPAP machines*.
1. Sound abatement foam may degrade into particles which may enter the device’s air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the user, and 2. the sound abatement foam may off-gas certain chemicals.
The foam degradation may be exacerbated by the use of unapproved cleaning methods, such as ozone sanitizing equipment, and certain environmental conditions involving high humidity and temperature. View Philips Official Recall Notification HERE.
Talk to Your Physician
1. Talk to your physician first. Work with your physician to determine the most appropriate options for your treatment. It may be dangerous to stop using a CPAP machine, depending on your health conditions. Note: Philips only services patients living in the United States. If you acquired your device in the US but currently live out of the US, you can still register at the page below, you will be responsible for international shipping costs.
Healthcare DME has already registered all affected devices we dispensed. If you wish to register again on your own (Philips does recommend this ) go to the following link and register: visit www.philips.com/src-update.
Quick Fix For Now
Use a CPAP inline bacteria filter which will block the degraded foam debris. *The filter will not block the off-gassed chemicals. Only use it for a temporary solution if you can not pause using the CPAP machine and you do not have a backup unit.
Please contact Healthcare DME for your 1st free filter.