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.
Home ventilators help your child breathe better by mechanically blowing air into the lungs, allowing lung expansion while avoiding compression or collapse of the lung tissue (atelectasis). The ventilator also helps bring oxygen into the body while removing carbon dioxide. Home ventilators are prescribed for a variety of chronic pediatric conditions affecting the lungs.