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FDA issues safety communication on CPAP cleaning devices

March 11, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety communication informing patients and health care providers that devices to clean, disinfect or sanitize CPAP devices or accessories using ozone gas or ultraviolet light are not legally marketed for this use by the FDA, so their safety and effectiveness is unknown. The FDA has identified several manufacturers that are marketing ozone gas or UV light-based products and asked them to submit data demonstrating their safety and effectiveness....

Cleaning, CPAP, Food & Drug Administration (FDA), safety communication, sanitizing

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CPAP manufacturers address certain cleaning devices

March 6, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Two of the largest manufacturers of CPAP devices say using ozone to clean and sanitize their products may affect warranties. Philips Respironics In a letter responding to a customer's request for written guidance, Philips Respironics said using SoClean on its DreamStation will not automatically void the warranty, but the company “reserves the right to void a warranty if it is determined that the use of SoClean caused a defect for which a device otherwise under warranty...

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SoClean expands international reach

December 13, 2018HME News Staff

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. - SoClean is bringing its automated CPAP cleaner and sanitizer directly to consumers in key international markets, it announced Dec. 11. In 2018, the company expanded to Canada and the United Kingdom, and soon it will expand to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and Australia. “As SoClean has grown in the U.S. market, we're in the perfect position to expand globally,” said CEO Robert Wilkins. “By doing so, we want to change lives around the world and help educate...

Cleaning, CPAP, Expansion, sanitizing, SoClean

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Clean it, bag it, get it back out

August 31, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

In a recent thread on the NRRTS listserv, providers discussed the intricacies of cleaning wheelchairs, something that will take on a new sense of urgency, industry stakeholders say, if a provision to eliminate the purchase option for standard power wheelchairs takes effect, as planned, on Jan. 1, 2010. Since, under the provision, providers will maintain ownership of their wheelchairs, if a Medicare beneficiary doesn't use his wheelchair for the full rental period, providers are going to want to clean...

Cleaning, first-month purchase option, On The Editor's Desk, Rental

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