On June 14, 2021, Philips issued a voluntary recall for several of its Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiLevel PAP) and Mechanical Ventilator devices.
What is Philips doing in response?
The UVM Health Network is working with Philips to make sure our patients receive timely and accurate information. Based upon what we know at this time, Philips has notified Durable Medical Equipment (DME) providers about the voluntary recall and they will reach out to known patients who are in possession of the recalled devices. Philips will work directly with patients to repair or replace the affected devices.
What do I need to do?
Based upon information from Philips, your DME provider should reach out to you if you are in possession of a recalled device. Your DME provider will also register your device with Philips to begin the repair/replace process.
If you are not contacted by your DME provider or to check if your device is affected by this recall, please visit the Philips Recall page or call Philips directly at 1-877-907-7058.
Should I stop using my device?
According to Philips:
For patients using life-sustaining mechanical ventilator devices:
- Do not stop or alter your prescribed therapy until you have talked to your physician. Philips recognizes that alternate ventilator options for therapy may not exist or may be severely limited for patients who require a ventilator for life-sustaining therapy, or in cases where therapy disruption is unacceptable. In these situations, and at the discretion of the treating clinical team, the benefit of continued usage of these ventilator devices may outweigh the risks.
- If your physician determines that you must continue using this device, use an inline bacterial filter. Consult your Instructions for Use for guidance on installation.
For patients using BiLevel PAP and CPAP devices:
- Discontinue use of your device and work with your physician or Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider to determine the most appropriate options for continued treatment.
Please contact your medical provider directly to discuss treatment options.
For more important information from Philips or to register your device click here or call 1-877-907-7058.