Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for Continuous and Non-Continuous Ventilators (certain CPAP, BiLevel PAP and Ventilator Devices) due to two issues related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in these devices. For information on the Recall Notice, a complete list of impacted products, and potential health risks, visit philips.com/src-update.
Cough assist devices help overcome neuromuscular weakness by clearing secretions from the airway. The device does this by pulling air out of the lungs, creating negative pressure, and stimulating a stronger, more effective cough. Cough assist is used for a variety of chronic pediatric neurodegenerative conditions, including spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).