On June 14, 2021, Philips announced an “Urgent: Medical Device Recall” of millions of units of the Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices. Many of the products included in the recall are DreamStation products, used to treat sleep apnea. Philips estimates that there are 3-4 million devices that could be affected. The defect is related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam in the devices. The foam may disintegrate or degrade and potentially enter the device’s air pathway, resulting in the user inhaling contaminants or toxic chemicals.
The Recalled Devices affect all serial numbers of the following affected devices manufactured between April 11, 2007 to April 22, 2021:
 Recalled devices as of Philips’ June 14th, 2021 recall notice.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with one of the conditions above and have used a CPAP or Bi-Level PAP machine, you may have a legal claim for compensation. Contact our experienced attorneys to discuss your potential case.