Philips CPAP Recall Lawsuit

Philips issued a voluntary recall for several of its sleep apnea machines over concerns that users could be inhaling cancer-causing chemicals produced by the breakdown of foam in the devices. The recall covers both bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) sleep apnea devices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has labeled this as a Class I recall, it’s most serious type of recall, meaning use of the recalled device “may cause serious injuries or death.” If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a recalled Philips BiPAP or CPAP device, please call our firm.

* If your device is one of the recalled models, please do not stop your prescribed usage until you have spoken to your doctor and discussed your options.

Philips Recalls Several CPAP/BiPAP Devices

Philip CPAP Recall LawsuitPhilips issued a voluntary recall of several models of its CPAP and BiPAP sleep apnea devices. The recall stems from the company’s discovery that the polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam contained in several of the company’s sleep apnea devices could degrade into particles over time, enter the device’s air pathway and be inhaled or ingested by the device user. In addition to the potential for particles being released, there is also the possibility that degradation of the foam could potentially release harmful chemicals into the device’s air pathway and be inhaled by the device user. High heat and humidity environments as well as unapproved cleaning methods, like ozone, can lead to foam degradation. The foam contains at least five chemicals that are carcinogenic and could potentially be harmful to the body.

Click here to see a full list of the Philips Recalled CPAP machines.

Philips CPAP Recalled Machines Linked to Serious Side Effects

In the company’s recall notice, Philips admitted to the potential serious side effects of ingesting degraded foam particles or inhaling the chemicals which could potentially be released by the polyester-based polyurethane foam.

According to the recall notice issues by Philips:

These issues can result in serious injury which can be life-threatening, cause permanent impairment, and/or require medical intervention to preclude permanent impairment. To date, Philips Respironics has received several complaints regarding the presence of black debris/particles within the airpath circuit (extending from the device outlet, humidifier, tubing, and mask). Philips also has received reports of headache, upper airway irritation, cough, chest pressure and sinus infection. The potential risks of particulate exposure include: Irritation (skin, eye, and respiratory tract), inflammatory response, headache, asthma, adverse effects to other organs (e.g. kidneys and liver) and toxic carcinogenic affects. The potential risks of chemical exposure due to off-gassing include: headache/dizziness, irritation (eyes, nose, respiratory tract, skin), hypersensitivity, nausea/vomiting, toxic and carcinogenic effects. There have been no reports of death as a result of these issues.

If you have used any of the recalled Philips CPAP or BiPAP sleep apnea devices for at least a year and were diagnosed with any of the following, please call our firm:

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Hospitalized for newly developed Asthma
  • Chemical poisoning that resulted in hospitalization
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Hematopoietic Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney/Renal Damage/Failure/AKI
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Failure
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Disease
  • Lymphatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Reactive Airway Disease (RAD)
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Stomach Cancer


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Philips CPAP/BiPAP Recalled Models

The recall notice is for the following devices manufactured before April 26, 2021 and includes all serial numbers of the particular model listed below. If your device is one of the recalled models, please do not stop your prescribed usage until you have spoken to your doctor and discussed your options.

CPAP and BiPAP Recalled Machines List

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use

  • E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)

Continuous Ventilator, Non-Life Supporting

  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • OmniLab Advanced+

Noncontinuous Ventilator

  • SystemOne (Q-Series)
  • DreamStation
  • DreamStation Go
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • REMstar SE Auto

Philips Recalled Ventilators

Continuous Ventilator

  • Trilogy 100
  • Trilogy 200
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, Lifevent

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use

  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in US)
  • A-Series A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto

Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting

  • A-Series BiPAP A40
  • A-Series BiPAP A30

Are You Eligible for a Philips CPAP/BiPAP Recall Lawsuit?

The Feeney Law Firm is committed to seeking justice for those affected by a recalled Philips CPAP/BiPAP device. Fighting to keep people safe from corporate greed and self-interest is our passion. We are here to help make that process as simple as possible for you and your family. Call us now at 1-800-288-8055 for a FREE consultation. Don’t wait; your time to file a Philips CPAP lawsuit may be limited.