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Philips Respironics has now expanded its recall of breathing devices to include certain Trilogy Evo ventilators. In summary,
On January 26, 2022, the FDA updated a Safety Communications related to the recall of certain Philips Respironics ventilators.
According to the update, in December 2021, Philips Respironics initiated a recall of certain Trilogy Evo ventilators distributed between April 15, 2021 and May 24, 2021 with specific serial numbers (see links below).
These devices were not part of the original recall in June 2021.
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Note: Trilogy 100 and 200 ventilators were previously recalled in June 2021 due to the same foam risk; however, certain other Trilogy models are not affected by this issue and are not subject to the recall, which includes:
These devices are being recalled due to a potential health risk. Polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam was used in the affected Trilogy Evo ventilators. The recalled ventilators were distributed to customers in the United States and Korea.
There have been no reported injuries or deaths to date.
The issue, as with the original devices recalled, the PE-PUR sound abatement foam used to reduce sound and vibration may break down and potentially enter the device’s air pathway. Should this occur, black debris from the foam or certain chemicals released into the device’s air pathway may be inhaled or swallowed by the person using the device and lead to serious health issues. This potential led the FDA to classify this as a Class I recall, its most serious type of recall.
As always, you should speak with your health provider about any symptoms or concerns you have.
If you or a loved one developed cancer, respiratory issues, or other serious health problems after using one of the defective Philips breathing devices, contact the law offices of Nash & Franciskato. We will help you determine if your Philips breathing device is the cause of your health issues.
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