Another Headache For Philips As Company Recalls Millions Of Sleeping Masks
Magnets In The Masks Can Interfere With Other Implanted Devices
The US FDA says a Philips recall of more than 17 million masks worn with some recalled breathing machines raises further safety concerns about other medical devices manufactured by the company.
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The US FDA has labelled as class I an August recall of Philips Respironics BiPAP machines due to the potential of hazardous chemicals being inhaled by the user or shutting down the machines.
The US FDA has received more reports of adverse outcomes, including deaths, from the breakdown of foam in many sleep apnea devices from Philips.
After being subpoenaed by the US Department of Justice in April, Philips says it is negotiating with the department on a consent decree addressing numerous recalled breathing devices made by Philips Respironics.