Phillips Respironics has voluntarily recalled certain ventilators, BiPAP and CPAP machines due to potential health risks. Foam in these devices may break down and enter the device's air pathway. If this occurs, certain chemicals may be inhaled or debris swallowed by the person using the device. The FDA has issued a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. These defective devices may cause irritation of the skin, eyes, or respiratory tract; inflammatory response; headache; asthma; organ failure; and toxic carcinogenic effects. Symptoms may include headache, upper airway irritation, cough, chest pressure, and sinus infection.
If you use a BiPAP or CPAP machine, you may have been effected by this recall and could have a claim for damages. Please contact the Poppe Law Firm at 502-895-3400 or http://www.poppelawfirm.com/contact.html to find out if you have a clam for damages. Please have your device manufacturer, model number, and serial number available.
Please consult your physician regarding whether you should continue to use your device or whether you should discontinue use. Please also consult your physician if you think you need a replacement device.