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What You Need to Know About the Philips PAP Device Recall

Access news and resources related to the Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilator device recall that was announced in June 2021. CHEST is monitoring the situation and actively engaging with Philips and partner associations on behalf of you and your patients.

Available resources and guidance

Philips PE-PUR Testing Results and Conclusions (PDF)

Philips has released a report with updated information on testing results and third party confirmed conclusions to date on results and findings from testing PE‐PUR foam used in recalled devices for volatile organic compounds, particulate matter, and other testing.

Information from Philips on Patient Prioritization 

Philips has shared new details on how the company is prioritizing remediation of those patients potentially at higher risk.

Understanding the Recall Process 

A new webpage from Philips gives patients an overview of the recall process and enables them to check the status of their order.

Philips Recall Notification Page 

Philips has updated and expanded its webpage with numerous resources relating to the recall.

FDA Safety Communication 

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued recommendations for patients, health care providers, and facilities.

Trilogy Evo Ventilator Recall 

Get the latest information from the FDA on a new recall of certain Trilogy Evo ventilators that were not included in the June 2021 recall.

Device Registration Process

Patients with affected devices should register their devices with Philips.

AASM Resource Page

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) offers guidance for clinicians, such as sample patient communications, clinical assessment tools, webinar recordings, and more.

Position Statement: Canadian Thoracic Society, Canadian Sleep Society, and Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists

These societies have provided guidance to physicians and medical device distributors with regard to the recent recall notice.

Clinician infographic

CHEST has compiled information for clinicians on what approach to use for patients whose devices may be part of the Philips recall, emphasizing shared decision-making between patients and their health care providers.

Philips Recall of CPAPs, BiLevel PAPs, & Home Ventilators infographic
Philips recall infographic

For your patients

CHEST’s Sleep Medicine Network has created an easy reference sheet to help patients understand what steps to take, potential health risks, insurance information, and recommendations from Philips.