For all patients using a Philips Respironics machine (with the notable exception of those who have recently received a Dreamstation 2 device, as these are not subject to the recall) please be aware of the following voluntary recall information from Respironics, announced this past week:
“Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for Continuous and Non-Continuous Ventilators (certain CPAP, BiLevel PAP and Ventilator Devices) due to two issues related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in these devices. For information on the Recall Notice, a complete list of impacted products, and potential health risks, visit philips.com/src-update. “
You can register your affected device by selecting “Begin registration process” in the “Patients, Users, or Caregivers” section at the same link: philips.com/src-update
The serial number of your device is on the bottom of the machine unit you have (You may notice that your machine and humidifier units have separate serials, make sure to use the serial for the machine unit specifically), you’ll need this information to register for the recall.
If you are unsure whether to discontinue use of your machine until it is repaired via this recall process, please reach out to your physician to discuss it with them.
If you are unsure of the type of machine you have, if it looks like any of the 4 machines displayed below, then your machine will be eligible for the recall:
Please note the 4 above machine types are just those that Medoville has dispensed over the years that are eligible for this recall. You may have a different machine that you have received from another supplier, so if you don’t see your device among the 4 types shown above, do be aware there are other types of machines eligible for the recall, and images of these are also available on: https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/e/sleep/communications/src-update