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Philips posts FAQ on silicone foam 

December 26, 2023HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – Philips posted a new FAQ to its website on Dec. 22 that explains the use of silicone sound abatement foam in its DreamStation 2 and other sleep and respiratory devices that were remediated as part of its June 2021 recall. “We have received a number of questions about the silicone sound abatement foam used in repaired and new replacement devices, as well as widely in the industry,” the company states. “We believe it is important that patients, care providers...

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Philips provides ‘encouraging’ testing update

June 28, 2022HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – A comprehensive testing and research program on the PE-PUR foam in certain CPAP, BiPAP and mechanical ventilator devices has shown very low prevalence of visible degradation, Philips announced in an update on June 28.  In first-generation DreamStation devices, which represent 68% of registered affected devices globally, testing found:   164 of 36,341 (0.5%) devices with self-reported no ozone use showed significant visible foam degradation.  777...

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AASM to host second discussion on impact of Philips recall

June 24, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine will host a live panel discussion on Friday about the impact of the Philips PAP device recall notification on vulnerable populations, including pediatric and vent patients.  The discussion, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET, will cover:  Allocation of limited supplies – How to prioritize the medically most needy given the limited supply of home ventilators for patients needing them.  Respiratory therapy in hospitals...

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Philips issues recall

June 14, 2021HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips has announced, in consultation with regulatory agencies, a voluntary recall notification on certain Bi-Level CPAP, CPAP and mechanical ventilator devices to address identified potential health risks related to the polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam component in these devices.  The majority of affected devices within the advised five-year service life are in the first-generation DreamStation product family, the company says.  “We...

DreamStation, Ozone, Philips, Recall, Sound Abatement Foam

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