PRODUCT: PHILIPS CPAP and BiPAP Ventilator Devices


Philips sleep and respiratory care devices have been recalled after it was discovered that the sound abatement foam that is used in these products is linked to respiratory illness and lung injury. The sound abatement foam used in the products may disintegrate, resulting in an inhalation of toxic chemicals, posing a risk to users. Philips is facing multiple lawsuits by people who have dealt with injury or cancer after using a Philips sleep and respiratory care device, including the CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilator. Studies say that Philips was aware of the risks well before the recall, and they failed to alert users of the product. 

Philips sleep and respiratory care devices were designed to assist with sleep, breathing, and respiratory conditions, such as sleep apnea. The Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices have all been recalled. 

Related Injuries

  • Airway inflammation
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Lung damage
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Heart attack or failure
  • Respiratory failure
  • Stroke
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease


The health risks associated with using the Philips CPAP and BiPAP devices range from skin and eye irritation to various types of cancer. Consumers who have purchased the Philips devices have been left to replace that at a great cost or continue using the products and face health risks including cancer. 

An updated CPAP Recall came out in June 2021, but it is a voluntary recall which is considered a Class II FDA recall, although it is currently listed as a safety notification. The recall includes millions of ventilator and sleep apnea machines; most were within the first-generation production line and are still within the 5-year service life. The machines contain a sound abatement foam that degrades, causing a release of particles and chemicals inhaled by the consumer. According to Philips, up to 4 million devices may be affected. 

Philips has advised users of the devices to stop using the devices and consult with a physician to determine the benefits and risks of continuing therapy. Philips has warned users to not discontinue their prescribed therapy without consulting a physician first to determine the appropriate steps moving forward. Additionally, Philips has stated that they are deploying a permanent corrective action to address and improve the problems.

According to the lawsuit, Philips was well aware of the alleged side effects that users were experiencing. In their quarterly report on April 26th, Philips stated that users reported that they were experiencing adverse health effects after using the product. 

The lawsuit looks to cover anyone in the United States who purchased a recalled Philips ventilator device for personal or business use between the applicable statute of limitations period through June 14, 2021. If the lawsuit continues to move forward, the users affected should receive a notice of the settlement and be entitled to claim the appropriate compensation needed. 

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with serious lung damage, cancer, or other injuries due to a Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or mechanical ventilator device? Get help now.



The Richard Harris Law Firm is handling Philips ventilator device cases for those who have been exposed to such a chemically dangerous product. If you or a loved one has been affected by the use of a Philips ventilator device, we want to evaluate your potential case. Please call us for a no-cost consultation at 702-374-0436, or complete our online Free Case Review Form. 

Call us today if you know someone who has been exposed to Philips ventilator devices and diagnosed with respiratory problems, lung cancer, or other injuries. 



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