On June 14, 2021, Philips issued a recall notification for specific Philips Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiLevel PAP) devices and Mechanical Ventilators. Philips advised of potential health risks related to the sound abatement foam, a component of these products.
The most current information on the recall can be found at Philips.com/src-update. Philips, the device manufacturer, recommends discontinuing the use of devices made before April of 2021.
We prioritize our patients’ safety and well-being, and we are unable to advise ongoing use of the recalled product. Continued use will be at the patient’s or caregiver’s discretion.
Actions you can take
- Contact your provider — please contact your provider to address specific needs, to ask health questions or to request alternate or temporary therapies while you wait for CPAP replacement.
- Register your device with Philips for repair/replacement — Philips has begun the planning and process of repairing or replacing affected devices. If you have not already done so, please visit Philips.com/src-update to register the serial number of your device. Because some medical equipment providers are registering users, you may wish to reach out to your equipment provider. If you do not have access to the internet, you may call Philips at 877-907-7508 for assistance registering your device serial number.
- Stop using certain cleaning products — patients should immediately discontinue using CPAP cleaning devices or products that use ozone and UV light to disinfect (such as SoClean). Please follow the cleaning instructions that come with your machine and avoid harsh chemicals.