Philips CPAP Recall

Philips CPAP machines have been on the market for years now. Still, it wasn’t until April 26, 2021, that Philips acknowledged they’d received many consumer complaints. Complaints were mainly about the presence of black debris in their system and specific side effects that were consistent with each complaint. Disclosing this information led to a deeper dive into the protests, and eventually, Philips issued a recall on their CPAP machines. Here’s the info you should know. 

What is Causing the Side Effects?

After Philips’ statement, more research was done on consumers’ complaints. This led to discovering what was causing users to have the side effects they’d been reporting. For example, PE-PUR “sound abatement” foam is used to minimize the noise in several CPAP and BiLevel PAP (BiPAP) respirators, posing severe health risks for users. One user came forward and filed a lawsuit against Philips, saying he’d developed lung cancer because of this foam. 

What are the Possible Side Effects?

With so many complaints and reports coming in from users, there are many side effects that have been brought to light. Here are some of the side effects reported in user complaints:

  • Headaches
  • Irritation
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Respiratory issues
  • Inflammation
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Cough
  • Chest pressure
  • Sinus infection
  • Cancer

Is My Machine Part of the Recall?

Seven weeks after Philips acknowledged their consumer complaints, they issued an official recall on a handful of their machines. Machines manufactured between 2009 and April 26, 2021, are involved in the recall. The official reason for the recall was the potential health risks associated with exposure to the degraded sound abatement foam particles and chemical emissions from the foam material. Here are the specific machines eligible for recall:

  • Trilogy 100
  • Trilogy 200
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in the U.S.)
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
  • A-Series BiPAP A40
  • A-Series BiPAP A30
  • E30 (Emergency Use Authorization)
  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • OmniLab Advanced+
  • SystemOne (Q-Series)
  • DreamStation
  • DreamStation Go
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • REMstar SE Auto


Contact Reynolds and Reynolds today if you or someone you know owns and uses one of the above machines for health purposes. Our professionals can help regarding the recall or any health issues you’ve incurred because of your device. We’re available during regular business hours. You can call us at 214-891-6606 for our Frisco office. Don’t wait to take care of this issue. These devices pose serious health risks, especially for long-time users.