On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics voluntarily recalled some of their sleep apnea and ventilator devices because of potential health risks. It is reported that the foam used to reduce noise and vibration might break down and become harmful if inhaled. Philips reported consumer complaints of headache, cough, chest pressure, and sinus infection from people using these recalled devices. Based on the reports Philips has received the known risk of harm from the Philips devices appears to be low.
To review a list of the affected sleep apnea and ventilator models, please contact Philips's recall support hotline at 1-877-907-7508 or visit the website below.