People who rely on Philips Respironics CPAP and BiPAP machines or ventilators for breathing assistance may be at risk for cancer and other serious or potentially life-threatening side effects due to allegedly defective sound abatement foam used in the devices, which could release black debris or certain chemicals into the devices’ airpath circuit.
The recall includes Phillips devices that were manufactured between 2009 and April 26, 2021:
The potential risks of swallowing or inhaling black debris from the PE-PUR sound abatement foam include:
• Skin, eye, or respiratory tract irritation
• Inflammatory response
• Adverse effects to kidneys, liver, and other organs
• Carcinogenic effects
The potential risks of chemical exposure due to off-gassing from the foam include:
• Eyes, nose, skin, or respiratory tract irritation
• Toxic and carcinogenic effects
Cancers we are investigating include:
• Bladder Cancer
• Brain Cancer
• Breast Cancer
• Hematopoietic (Blood) Cancer
• Kidney Cancer
• Liver Cancer
• Lung Cancer
• Lymphatic Cancer
• Multiple Myeloma
• Nasal Cancer
• Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
• Papillary Carcinoma
• Prostate Cancer
• Rectal Cancer
• Stomach Cancer
• Testicular Cancer
• Thyroid Cancer
Significant Compensation May be Available for Individuals Who Suffered Cancer or Other Serious Injuries or Illnesses Following Use of a Recalled Philips CPAP or BiPAP Device.Learn More
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