We want to make you aware of an important development related to certain CPAPs, BiLevel PAPs, and ventilators (including non-invasive and invasive ventilation) manufactured by Philips Respironics.
On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics issued a voluntary recall for certain CPAPs, BiLevel PAPs, ASV, and Ventilator units due to two issues related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in these devices. For detailed information on the Recall Notice, a complete list of impacted products, and potential health risks, please visit:
We realize this is not welcome news, and we at Petersen Medical are doing everything we can to keep you informed as well as help you navigate the recall effort. Although you have the right to choose the best course of action, here are the immediate actions we recommend taking:
- Do not stop or alter your therapy until you have spoken with your physician
- If your physician determines you must continue using your device, please use an inline bacterial filter and contact your local Petersen Medical office for more information on continued use.
- Register your device on the recall website philips.com/src-update
- Notify your local Petersen Medical branch if you intend on stopping use.
Philips is deploying a permanent corrective action to address the two issues described in the Recall Notice. As part of the registration process above, you will be provided information from Philips Respironics on the next steps to implement the permanent solution.
As always, Petersen Medical associates are ready to help you receive the best care possible. Please reach out to us at 1-800-888-5137 if you have any questions or concerns.