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CPAP and ventilation machines are causing damage that is being reported nationwide—including personal injuries and cancer diagnoses.

Philips Respironics® recalled millions of CPAP and BiPAP machines because degraded PE-PUR sound abatement foam in the machines may break down and cause serious health issues, including:

  • Cancer
  • Respiratory inflammation and
  • Other toxic effects

Phillips® has announced that the company is recalling between 3 and 4 million CPAP and ventilation devices due to disintegrating sound-reducing foam.

Consumers have begun to report severe side effects, including kidney/liver damage, wide-ranging chemical poisonings, and other unhealthy conditions.

Many consumers experience severe and long-lasting side effects from the chemical from the recalled machines, including cancers, strokes, and a variety of cancers.

With a surge in the number of Philips© CPAP ventilators and machines linked to respiratory issues, chemical poisonings, and much more, recalls on this medical equipment are also more frequent.

About 80% of the affected devices are CPAP machines and about 20% are ventilators, Philips® spokesman Steve Klink told Reuters.

Most of the devices come from Philips’ DreamStation® line—more than half of the affected devices are in the U.S., according to Philips®.

Important Update

The FDA just dropped an update on that Philips sleep apnea machine recall, and it's quite an eye-opener. They're saying these machines might be connected to a whopping 561 reported deaths.

Since April 2021, the FDA has been flooded with over 116,000 reports about these respiratory devices. They've been breaking down and causing some serious health risks. This includes talking, choking, inhaling weird particles, and even an increased chance of cancer.

These devices, used for sleep apnea and similar disorders, were made with a foam called polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR). However, this foam breaks down over time, and the little bits can end up in the airways of the people using them. The FDA warns you might end up breathing in these "black pieces of foam" or some invisible chemicals.

After the first recall of over 5 million devices in 2021, Philips tried to sort out the issue. But they still fail to meet safety standards or consumer expectations.

Philips has now agreed to stop selling these devices in the U.S., primarily because of the filing of a proposed class action settlement.

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Devices are reportedly linked to:

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What makes them so dangerous?

CPAP machines expose users to harmful chemicals like toluene diamine, dimethyl diazene, diethylene glycol, and toluene diisocyanate.

What are some other risks?

Other potential CPAP machine injuries include stroke, severe headaches and dizziness, eye, nose, skin irritation, and allergic reactions to some chemicals.

What action did the FDA take?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall of CPAP machines because of the health risks—over 80% of CPAP machines have been recalled.

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