Philips Medical Device Recall: Sleep & Respiratory Care
The recall notification (U.S. only) / field safety notice (International Markets) advises patients and customers to take the following actions:
- 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 devic es:
- 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.
For more information on this Field Safety Notification, please visit Philips.com/SRC-Update.