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Follow-Up: Philips CPAP Recall, Lawsuits Rolling In!

Jul 20, 2021 | Blog

Follow-Up: Philips CPAP Recall, Lawsuits Rolling In!

The first series of lawsuits in the United States against Philips and their U.S. subsidiaries was just filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

The suits were brought up against Philips due to dangers posed by the sound abatement foam that’s used in their devices. Philips has said in a statement that this foam may ‘increase’ the risk for users to develop cancer and pulmonary fibrosis – as well as headaches, irritation, issues with their respiratory system, inflammation, and exposure to materials that are toxic, with carcinogenic effects.

The basis of these lawsuits hinges on the allegations that Philips’ device users were not made aware of these problems or any of the risks that are associated with the products – at the same time, Philips sold millions of devices after being made aware of these problems and has instituted a recall program that provides little-to-no relief or help for those with recalled devices.

According to complaints, Philip’s actions constitute a breach of warranty – as well as violations of state consumer protections statues and various other laws.

Philips recalled 3 to 4 million sleep apnea machines and ventilators that can release a toxic cancer-causing foam that users may inhale.


Recalled Devices from Philips:

CPAP and BiLevel PAP

Continuous Ventilator / Non-Life Supporting:

  • DreamStation ASV, DreamStation ST, DreamStation AVAPS
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • C Series ASV, C Series ST, C Series AVAPS
  • OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device

Non-Continuous Ventilator:

  • SystemOne Q-Series
  • DreamStation CPAP, DreamStation Auto CPAP, DreamStation BiPAP, DreamStation Go CPAP, DreamStation Go APAP
  • Dorma 400, Dorma 500 CPAP
  • REMStar SE Auto CPAP 

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use:

  • E30 

Mechanical Ventilators

Continuous Ventilator:

  • Trilogy 100 Ventilator, Trilogy 200 Ventilator
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent Ventilator 

Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use:

  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator 


More Information on the Initial Recall

On June 14th, Philips publically announced a voluntary recall of “specific Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and mechanical ventilator devices” that were manufactured from 2009 through April 29th, 2021 by Philips Respironics due to risks of sound abatement foam “off-gas” certain chemicals and “degrade into particles” which could possibly enter the air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the person using the device.


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