March 12, 2024 | Tampa, FL | CPAP Machine Recall and Sales Suspension

Breaking News: Philips halts sales of breathing machines in the U.S

The company’s announcement comes after facing a settlement with the F.D.A over continuing problems with the devices. The devices suspended include CPAP, Bi-Pap devices, and ventilators.


The recent revelation regarding Philips’ CPAP breathing devices has cast a shadow over breathing machines, raising concerns about patient safety and corporate accountability. The New York Times article published on January 29, 2024, shed light on a significant issue: the recall of millions of Philips’ CPAP and ventilator devices due to potential health risks associated with the foam used in their construction. This foam, designed to dampen the noise produced by the devices and provide comfort to users, has been found to degrade over time, releasing harmful particles and gases that could be inhaled by patients.

The Impact Of CPAP Machine Recall and Suspension

At first glance, this might seem like just another product recall. However, the implications are far-reaching and profound. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines are a lifeline for individuals suffering from sleep apnea and other respiratory conditions, helping them breathe more easily and get a restful night’s sleep. For many, these devices are not just medical equipment but essential tools for daily living.

Philips initially began a recall of millions of devices in June 2021. At the time, the company and the F.D.A. cited the potential for serious injury or permanent impairment from the potentially cancer-causing chemicals emitted from the devices.

According to the New York Times, “Thousands of patients have since sued Philips, claiming that the machines led to a wide range of respiratory and other ailments, including allegations of deaths from lung cancer. In September, the company reached a $479 million settlement with plaintiffs that was meant to cover the financial losses related to repairing or replacing the machines. Litigation over illnesses and medical costs is still pending.”

In the face of uncertainty caused by the Philips CPAP machine recall and suspension, it’s understandable to feel concerned about the continuity of your sleep apnea treatment. There are alternative sleep solutions, such as Oral Appliance Therapy, that are available if patients with Sleep Apnea can no longer use their CPAP.

If you or a loved one has been affected by the CPAP machine recall and are worried about the interruption in your sleep apnea treatment, rest assured that there are options to explore. Our team is here to help mitigate the loss of CPAP and guide you.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our office to schedule a consultation. Together, we can work towards finding the right solution for your sleep apnea needs and ensuring that you continue to receive the care and support you deserve. Your journey to better sleep starts here.

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