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Philips Respironics Recall 2021 (June) Details Inside!

Philips Respironics Recall 2021 (June) Details Inside! >> Are you searching for the details of the recent recall announced? Please read the content here.

On Monday, as per the sources, Dutch Medical Equipment Company has recalled some of the medical equipment as it might cause harm to the patients of COVID- 19 and put their health at risk. Knowing about this fact, people in the United States and Canada are searching for the details on the web. 

Well, in today’s content, we will tell you the reason why the ventilators and respiratory devices are needed to be replaced and what is the need for this urgent recall. 

The Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure are mainly put down in the list of Philips Respironics Recall 2021

How is the Foam in Ventilators causing Danger to Health?

As per the sources, the foam present in certain ventilators gets degraded due to the dampen sounds of machines and converted to tiny particles. These particles, when mixed with air, becomes toxic and increase the risk of cancer. The noise produced by the machines makes the foam soft and release harmful gases, which might cause headache too. 

Concerning the health of all the patients, the Chief Executive of Philips, Frans Van Houten, announced that Philips Respironics Recall 2021 would include the production of 3-4 million medical devices.

Important Advice for the Patients

After the recall has been made, certain notifications are put down for the patients to avoid the degradation of their health. 

If the patient is currently using old and affected Bi-Level PAP, then there is no need to stop or make any changes in the therapy. As only a few ventilators will be provided for the life-sustaining therapy. But an urgent stoppage in the usage of CPAP devices for sleep apnea patients is required. (as per the sources)

Philips Respironics Recall 2021 – Views of the Executive

Frans Van Houten has mentioned that three to four million devices will be recalled. He further added that Philips is known as the biggest maker of medical devices worldwide, and the company will put their full efforts to replace and repair the old units.

Production of all these units will be a time-consuming process, and it may take one year. So, during that interval, we all can face the shortage of ventilators and other respiratory devices. 

The Recall needs Huge Revenue 

  • As per the sources, Philips Respironics Recall 2021 has hit the country hard. Around €500 million will be taken as revenue to overcome this issue. 
  • In April, when the company had looked over the problem and the earnings report of 2021, they assumed the cost to be €250 million.
  • But the decision of the recall has raised the revenue to €500 million.


Wrapping up the content, we can say that patients inhaling foam particles can be a cancer risk. But no deaths are reported to date. Moreover, the foam will be replaced only after proper testing to avoid any inconveniences in the future. 

The Philips Respironics Recall 2021 is made for the United States, while other countries are provided with a notice. If you want to know the list of affected devices due to toxic gases, please visit this link.

What are your opinions over the decision made by the chief executive? Please share your thoughts in the comments box. Moreover, this information is gathered as per the sources and internet and we are not the authority of this subject. 

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2 thoughts on “Philips Respironics Recall 2021 (June) Details Inside!

  1. Is there a listing of the serial numbers or any form of list, that I can compare serial numbers too? I need to know if the CPAP machine I am currently using is safe.

    1. Hi Jimmy Gomez Ruiz, you can check for the listing of the serial number from the company itself. Thanks

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