Important Information on Philips CPAP Device Recall

A voluntary recall has been announced by Philips Respironics for the following:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices,
  • Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiLevel PAP) devices, and
  • Mechanical ventilator devices.

A voluntary recall is when a manufacturer removes a product from use due to a potential product safety issue. This recall is for issues related to deterioration of the sound abatement foam used in these devices and affects CPAP and BiLevel PAP devices manufactured before April 26, 2021.

Those being treated for sleep apnea by the WTC Health Program may be using one of the impacted machines. Please note: only certain devices made by Philips are subject to this recall.


What we’re doing

The Clinical Centers of Excellence (CCEs) and the Nationwide Provider Network (NPN) are reviewing medical records and working with the Program’s medical equipment providers to identify members using the recalled models. Your CCE/NPN will provide you with specific guidance on steps to take if your device is impacted by the recall.


What you can do

First, determine if you are using one of the affected devices. Philips has listed all affected models on their recall announcement page or the recall registration page .

If you have an affected Philips Respironics device, register it one of two ways:

You should register your device so that it can either be repaired or replaced. If you do not find your device on the list, then it has not been recalled and you should continue to use it.

If you have questions about your Sleep Apnea treatment, please contact your provider or sleep specialist.

More Information

Please note:The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has advised the WTC Health Program that VCF claimants that participate in a class action lawsuit related to this recall may affect their VCF claim eligibility. Learn more at www.vcf.gov .