RECALL: Philips sleep apnea machine potentially has defect

For those of you who use the Philips sleep apnea machines, read below for more info on their recall
credit: American Sleep Association, sleep apnea machine

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Millions of medical devices–seen as life support for many users–are being recalled due to a potentially toxic defect.

Philips issued a recall notification on millions of its sleep apnea and C-PAP machines. Specifically, the Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices.

The foam can deteriorate and project tiny particles and gases that can irritate airways, cause headaches and possibly be toxic or carry cancer risks.

As a precaution, patients should reach out to their doctors for more information.

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