In June 2021, Philips issued a recall of many of their CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator devices because of possible health risks from the sound abatement foam used to quieten the machines and reduce their vibration. Researchers found that the foam can degrade and release toxic particles and gases into the machines’ ventilation system, where they’re inhaled by the device’s user and can lead to an increased risk for cancer.
Philips is required to “notify consignees and users of the Recalled Products … regarding the recall and health risks,” according to the FDA. Philips has said that they have a comprehensive repair and replace program for their recalled CPAP machines, so if your CPAP is part of the recalled group, contact Philips for more information on getting a replacement.
If you’ve used a defective Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator device and later developed cancer, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Contact the mass tort injury lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys to schedule a free legal consultation about your case. We’re committed to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve from neglectful companies.
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