Philips Starts Repair and Replacement of Recalled Respiratory Devices
Philips said it is starting to repair and replace its recalled continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices this month, with permission from the FDA.
The CPAP and other respiratory care devices were recalled June 14 because of the potential health risks from deterioration over time of the polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam used in the units.
Philips said it expects to complete its global repair and replacement programs within about a year. More than half of the affected devices in use globally are in the U.S.