On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall of all CPAP, Bi-Level, BiPAP and Ventilator devices manufactured prior to April 21, 2021. We understand the DreamStation 2 and Trilogy EVO machines are NOT included in the recall. If you received your device prior to April 21, 2021, then your device is included in the recall. Respironics reported that 3 out of 10,000 patients reported issues and there have been 0 deaths.
If you have a CPAP or Bi-Level device subject to the recall, Respironics is recommending you stop using the device and contact your physician to discuss treatment alternatives or whether the risks of untreated obstructive sleep apnea outweigh the risks of continued use. This is a personal decision between you and your physician.
If you have a Ventilator or BiPAP device subject to the recall, Respironics is recommending you continue to use the device and not alter your prescription but speak with your physician about the risks. BP Gamma supplies all ventilators devices with inline bacterial filters so you should already have this with your device. If you have a an affected BIPAP device we will be sending you in- line bacterial filters.
This recall is impacting millions of people in the US and there is not loaner equipment or replacement equipment available at this time. Respironics is asking all patients to register their recalled equipment at www.philips.com/src-update or call them at 1-877-907-7508.