Recalls Of CPAP Machines And Ventilators Show Significant Danger

When you depend on a CPAP machine or ventilator to support your breathing, whether for sleep apnea or another condition, you need to know you can trust that it is safe and effective. However, recalls of Philips CPAP machines and similar products highlight major health risks.

Our trial attorneys at Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, understand the danger of defective products. We work with people who have suffered serious illnesses and injuries due to hazardous medical equipment. Regardless of the manufacturer, if your CPAP machine or a ventilator caused you harm, we will advocate for your recovery.

What You Should Know About The Phillips Recalls

Philips Respironics issued a recall for several products sold since 2009, including ventilators, BiPAP and CPAP devices, due to a risk involving their polyester-based polyurethane foam. This foam could either degrade or release chemicals, which means the device might send these particles to the user’s airways.

As of March, 2022, Philips Respironics also issued a recall of all V60 and V60 Plus Ventilators due to a power issue that can cause the ventilator to stop with or without triggering the warning alarm. As of April 14, 2022, the defect resulted in at least one death and four injuries.

CPAP And Ventilator Devices Recalled By Phillips

The following list of recalled CPAP devices comes directly from the manufacturer’s website. All of these recalled devices were manufactured prior to April 26, 2021, and the recall includes all serial numbers for each model.

  • A-Series BiPAP A30
  • A-Series BiPAP A40
  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in US)
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • Dream Station
  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation Go
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
  • OmniLab Advanced+
  • REMstar SE Auto
  • SystemOne (Q-Series)
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • Trilogy 100
  • Trilogy 200
  • V60 Ventilator
  • V60 Plus Ventilator

Symptoms From Defective CPAP Devices

Possible symptoms of injury due to this serious CPAP hazard may include:

  • Coughing
  • Chest pressure
  • Sinus infection
  • Worsening asthma or increased difficulty with breathing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness

These problems can create a significant health issue. It is important to talk to your doctor if you believe you might have a CPAP-related illness. If you own one of these recalled devices, your doctor can tell you whether to stop using your machine or find an alternative. Then, register your device with Philips to replace or repair your device at no cost.

If You Were Hurt By Your Device, You Deserve Relief

While treating an existing breathing problem, the last thing you need is a machine that makes you feel worse. If the debris or carcinogenic chemicals from the foam enter your body, you may be at risk for a severe, life-threatening injury.

If your breathing machine or ventilator harms you, get advice from our experienced product liability lawyers. You may need comprehensive medical care to treat exposure to toxic chemicals and dangerous particles. We know how to pursue full compensation, so you can recover.

Learn About Your Rights Today

Your CPAP device or ventilator should help you breathe better without risking a serious illness. Our personal injury trial lawyers at Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, are ready to give you clear answers to your legal questions. Call our Cleveland office at 216-238-8654 or email us for a case evaluation.

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