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What CPAP and BiPAP Devices Have Been Recalled?

Allegheny County CPAP/BiPAP recall attorney

Recalled Devices Can Cause Serious Health Conditions

Sleep apnea is a common health condition that affects many people. It may cause a person to temporarily stop breathing while they are sleeping, and when left untreated, it can lead to a number of health issues and complications, including increased levels of fatigue, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and problems affecting organs such as the heart and liver. For many people, the best treatment for sleep apnea involves the use of a CPAP machine, which provides a continuous flow of air into their airways while they are sleeping, ensuring that they can continue breathing. Unfortunately, many people's ability to receive this treatment has been affected by a recall of defective CPAP machines and similar devices.

The devices that were recalled may have put their users at risk of multiple types of injuries. At Colianni & Colianni, LLC, we can help people affected by the recall determine their legal options. If you or a member of your family have experienced health issues after using a CPAP machine or a similar device, we can help you determine whether you may be able to pursue compensation from the manufacturer. With our experience in mass torts, we have a strong understanding of the laws that apply in cases involving harm to large numbers of people by negligent product manufacturers, and we can help you take action to pursue compensation for your injuries.

CPAP and BiPAP Devices Recalled by Philips Respironics

In June 2021, the medical device manufacturer Philips Respironics recalled a large number of ventilation devices. Multiple types of CPAP and BiPAP machines, as well as certain ventilators, were found to contain materials that could potentially cause harm to the users of these devices. It was discovered that a noise-dampening foam used in CPAP machines was likely to degrade over years of use. This created the risk that users would inhale tiny particles of foam or toxic chemicals.

Recalled CPAP and BiPAP devices include:

  • DreamStation CPAP, BiPAP, andAuto CPAP
  • DreamStation Go CPAP, Auto CPAP, and APAP
  • DreamStation ASV, also sold under the product name of DreamStation BiPAP autoSV
  • DreamStation ST and AVAPS, also sold under the product name of DreamStation BiPAP AVAPS and DreamStation BiPAP S/T
  • SystemOne ASV4, also sold under the product name of System One BiPAP autoSV and System One BiPAP autoSV Advanced
  • SystemOne 50 series and 60 series CPAP, BiPAP and Auto CPAP
  • C Series S/T and AVAPS, also sold under the product name of System One BiPAP AVAPS (C-Series) and System One BiPAP S/T (C-Series)
  • Dorma 400 and 500 CPAP and Auto CPAP (these devices were not marketed in the United States)
  • E30 continuous ventilators, which were authorized to be used for emergency care in medical facilities
  • OmniLab Advanced Plus In-Lab Titration Device

In addition to CPAP and BiPAP machines, Philips also recalled the following types of continuous ventilators:

  • Trilogy 100 and 200 Ventilator
  • Certain Trilogy Evo ventilators distributed between April 15, 2021 and May 24, 2021
  • A-Series BiPap V30 Auto Ventilator, also sold under the product name of BiPAP V30 Auto Ventilator (A-Series)
  • A-Series BiPap Hybrid A30, also sold under the product name of BiPAP Hybrid A30 Ventilator (A-Series) (these devices were not marketed in the United States)
  • A-Series BiPAP A30, also sold under the product name of BiPAP A30 Ventilator (A-Series) (these devices were not marketed in the United States)
  • A-Series BiPAP A40, also sold under the product name of BiPAP A40 Ventilator (A-Series) (these devices were not marketed in the United States)
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, and LifeVent ventilator (these devices were not marketed in the United States)

Contact Our Pittsburgh CPAP Recall Lawyers

If you received notice that a CPAP or BiPAP machine that you use has been recalled, or if you had previously used one of the devices listed above, Colianni & Colianni, LLC can help you determine whether toxic substances in these devices may have caused you to experience health issues or other injuries. We will advise you on your options for pursuing compensation from the manufacturer who failed to protect your safety. To arrange a complimentary consultation and discuss your options, contact our office at 412-680-7877.

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