Millions Of Masks Recalled For CPAP And BiPAP Machines
Tuesday, September 6, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert to patients at home, caregivers, and health care providers that some masks made by Philips Respironics are being recalled. Masks that are used with BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure ( BiPAP, or BPAP) and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) sleep apnea machines are at the center of concern.
According to the FDA, the recalled masks contain magnet headgear clips to hold them in place. The magnets have been found to cause potential injuries or death when they interfere with a person's implanted metallic medical devices. Please note the FDA also said, that persons who use these particular masks that don't have any implants can continue using the product.
As of Tuesday, Philips Respironics recalled more than 17 million of its masks for single-patient use at home or multi-patient use in hospitals, clinics, or other medical facilities. So far, there have been 14 serious injuries reported due to this flaw. Masks listed under the recall include the DreamWhisp, DreamWear, Amara View, Wisp, and Wisp Youth.
For more info about what to do if your mask is part of the recall, or to simply get more details log on to the FDA’s website.