Fisher-Titus Addresses Philips Respironics Recall
Philips Respironics recently recalled two models of their CPAP and BiLevel PAP devices due to potential risks associated with the foam sound proofing in the machines. The foam may degrade by the of use of unapproved cleaning methods (such as ozone) or high heat and humidity in the environment.
Philips recommends, as does Basem Haddad, MD, Fisher-Titus Sleep Center Medical Director, that people should discontinue the use of their machine. Fisher-Titus is waiting for further guidance from Philips to resolve this recall.
In addition, Philips recommends that patients stop using ozone-related cleaning products and refer to their machine’s Instructions for Use for approved cleaning methods.
Patients may contact Philips at 877-907-7508 for any questions.