Philips CPAP Device
On April 26, 2021, Philips released an important update regarding its efforts to address issues the company identified in several of its Sleep and Respiratory Care products. They estimate that up to four million devices may be affected in the U.S. market.
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Millions of people use machines to help them battle the effects of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by disruptions in breathing that adversely affects the sleep cycle. It’s also known to cause various health problems when left untreated.
In June 2021, Philips recalled millions of sleep apnea and ventilator machines, most of which are of the DreamStation first-generation production line and are within the 5-year service life. Philips was alerted that the noise-abatement foam in these devices can degrade into particles. The particles then can make their way into the airway portion of the devices. Inhaling, ingesting, or absorbing these particles can increase your risk of lung cancer and other injuries listed below.
According to Philips, the potential risks include:
- Lung injuries
- Respiratory injuries and/or failure
- Irritation (skin, eye, and respiratory tract)
- Inflammatory responses
- Adverse effects to other organs (e.g. kidneys and liver)