Philips Has Recalled CPAP Devices Due to Risk of Cancer & Other Serious Health Issues

Compensation may be available for those who qualify

Millions of Devices Affected by Recall

Philips, one of the largest manufacturers of sleep apnea machines and ventilators, has recalled millions of its devices because foam used for sound abatement in the devices can become toxic, causing serious health risks, including:

  • Various forms of cancer
  • Organ failure (kidney and liver)
  • Sudden respiratory failure leading to heart attack and heart failure

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with one or more of these health issues, contact our lawyers for a free consultation.


Did you use a Phillips CPAP, APAP, BiPAP, or Ventilator machine?

Did you use the machine for more than 6 months?

Were you diagnosed with any of the following after using the device?

Did you receive treatment?

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Units Affected by Recall

The units affected by the recall include specific Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilators. All recalled devices were manufactured before April 26, 2021 and includes all device serial numbers.

Continuous Ventilator

  • Trilogy 100
  • Trilogy 200
  • Garbin Plus, Aerin, LifeVent

Continuous Ventilator, Non-Life Supporting

  • A-Series BiPAP A40
  • A-Series BiPAP A30

Continuous Ventilator, No-Life Supporting

  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • OmniLab Advanced+

Non-Continuous Ventilator

  • SystemOne (Q-Series)
  • DreamStation
  • DreamStation Go
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • REMstar SE Auto
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Health Risks of PE-PUR Foam

Polyester-based polyurethane foam (PE-PUR) is used by the manufacturer to minimize sound caused by the machines and to make them operate more quietly.

However, the foam can cause risks by degrading into particles that may be ingested by the user and by off-gassing chemicals that can be inhaled, which can be carcinogenic, causing risk of cancer.

Environmental exposure to heat and humidity can cause the degradation problem to worsen, as can unapproved cleaning methods such as ozone.