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Philips Respironics is a serious recall, FDA officials say

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Federal regulators are heightening their warning about devices made by Philips Respironics used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, saying the products “may cause serious injuries or death.”

Philips recalled more than 5 million continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines in June 2021 because foam inside the units meant to reduce noise was breaking off and blowing into users’ mouths. Inhaling the foam can cause “serious injury which can be life-threatening,” Philips wrote in its company recall at the time. 

The company tried to fix some of the machines, but the repaired ones have also been recalled, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

“The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall,”…

2023-04-07 14:48:52

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