At the moment, Philips is the largest manufacturer of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices for people who struggle with sleep apnea in the world.
However, on June 30, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Safety Communication regarding the company voluntarily recalling approximately 4 million of their sleep apnea devices.
The reason why these sleep apnea machines and ventilators were taken off the market concerns the polyurethane foam that is present in these products as a way to soften the sound and vibration made by these devices. It was found that when the polyurethane foam deteriorates, it releases toxic chemicals in the air that people who are using the defective Philips devices breathe in, such as benzene and formaldehyde.
Furthermore, during the manufacturing of polyurethane foam, there are two carcinogenic substances used, namely methylene diphenyldiisocyanate and toluene diisocyanate. Inhaling these hazardous agents in your sleep is very dangerous, as you may come to struggle with a malignant disease such as leukemia, breast cancer, lymphoma, or brain cancer. If you are a user of a Philips sleep apnea device, you may wonder which machines and ventilators have been recalled.
The Philips sleep apnea devices that were taken off the market come from 3 categories, namely:
Nevertheless, if you are looking for the specific models that have been recalled, here is a complete list of the Philips sleep apnea machines and ventilators that are no longer sold:
If you have been using a faulty Philips sleep apnea machine or ventilator and developed cancer, the team of Atraxia Law is here to help you recover financial compensation for your injury from the liable company. The only documents you will have to provide us with are evidence that you own a faulty Philips sleep apnea device and your medical records that mention your cancer diagnosis.
We will carefully evaluate your case to establish if you are eligible for filing a Philips CPAP claim for cancer. If our expert team finds out that you are entitled to compensation, we will recommend you a top attorney who specializes in product liability so that you can proceed with the legal process and receive the money you deserve for your suffering.