Posts Tagged 'foam'

SoClean Sanitizer Swept Up in Philips CPAP Lawsuits

SoClean sanitizers implicated in Philips CPAP foam injuriesShortly after the Class I recall of a number of Philips CPAP and other breathing assistance devices, a company that sells and markets a sanitization system for the devices has also been sued. Plaintiffs allege that the SoClean CPAP sanitization system uses an unsafe amount of ozone in its sanitization process. This process is alleged to contribute to and accelerate the degradation of the sound insulating ...

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FDA Expands Recall of Philips Ventilators

fda expands recall of Philips ventilatorsMore recalls have been ordered for a variety of ventilators made by Dutch electronics and technology manufacturer Philips. The company’s troubles started in fall of last year when lines of Philips CPAPs, BiPAPs, and ventilators were recalled over concerns that the sound dampening foam used in the devices could degrade. This degradation could allow particles of the foam to enter the breathing circuits of the machines and send ...

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Philips CPAP Foam Recall Brings Additional Scrutiny to the Company

Philips under additional scrutiny over CPAP foamPhilips has come under increased scrutiny from federal regulators as investigations into the sound-deadening foam it used on various models of its CPAP machines are revealing much deeper problems within the company.

The foam first came to regulators’ attention this past summer after the discovery that it could degrade and enter the breathing circuits of some of the company’s CPAP machines. Initial reports indicated that the foam particles could cause irritation ...

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