June 21, 2021
Philips Recall – What You Can Do If You Are Affected
On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics issued a recall on specific CPAPs, BiPAPs, and mechanical ventilators in the United States. The recall is a result of an ongoing investigation which began on April 26, 2021 due to concerns with the sound abatement foam used in certain Philips sleep apnea machines. Philips is actively working to address this issue through a repair and replacement program.
Does this Recall Apply to Your Device?
To find out if your machine is affected by this recall, you can use the Philips registration process to look up your device serial number and begin a claim if your unit is affected. Their website offers an informative summary of the affected devices, the potential risks of usage of recalled devices, and a question-and-answer section to address patient concerns.
What Other Options Do You have?
If you’re using an affected device, we ask that you contact your homecare vendor or durable medical equipment provider to see if they can replace your device with one not affected by the recall. If this is not an option, or another device is not available to you, Ognomy can help.
You can schedule a consultation with one of our physicians to help determine if the continued use of your sleep apnea device outweighs the risks of the recalled device. Our physicians will take into account the severity of your sleep apnea, your symptoms, your other medical ailments, as well as your occupation to help with the determination. We will do our very best to provide the best guidance we can and help with any concerns you may have.
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