Recalled Phillips CPAP, BiPAP & Ventilators

Machines Linked to Cancer and Death

Following a Class 1 recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Philips Respironics recalled several BiPAP machines due to a plastic motor component that could emit cancer-causing chemicals into the user’s air pathway. As a result of the recall, there has been a rise in reported cases of CPAP cancer.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machines are commonly used to treat sleep apnea. Foam added by the manufacturer Philips to reduce sound and vibration can break down into debris. Once inhaled, it can lead to severe injuries, including pulmonary/lung injuries, cancers, and death.

Injuries Due to Phillips CPAP, BiPAP & Ventilators

Pulmonary/Lung Injuries:

  • Asthma (new or worsening)
  • Lung damage
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Respiratory failure (ARDS)
  • Reactive airway disease (RAD)


  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Bladder
  • Blood
  • Bone marrow
  • Esophageal
  • Hematopoietic
  • Laryngeal
  • Leukemia
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Lymphoma
  • Kidney
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Nasal
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Papillary/Thyroid
  • Oral
  • Soft palate
  • Sinus
  • Throat
  • Tonsil

Which Machines Did Phillips Recall?

  • A-Series BiPAP A30
  • A-Series BiPAP A40 (ventilator)
  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto (ventilator)
  • C-Series ASV
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • Dorma 400, 500, Auto
  • DreamStation ASV, Go, ST, Auto, and AVAPS
  • E30
  • Garbin Plus
  • LifeVent
  • OmniLab Advanced Plus
  • REMstar SE Auto
  • SystemOne ASV4, Q-Series, 50 series, and 60 series
  • Trilogy 100
  • Trilogy 200
  • Trilogy Evo ventilators
  • Aeris

AWKO Is Holding Phillips Accountable

Philips Respironics recalled millions of CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilator devices in June 2021 due to the potential degradation of foam used in the muffler assembly, which could release harmful particles into the airway of users. These particles, identified as “black sticky dust,” could be ingested or inhaled, leading to severe lung injury, cancer, or even death.

If you or a loved one was affected by Philips Respironics recalled BiPAP machines, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.

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