In 2021, Philips received approval from the FDA to begin repairing first-generation DreamStation devices. The reason for this recall was the sound abatement foam which may cause health issues for patients.
This recall affected millions of ventilators and sleep apnea devices. A June recall was caused by this issue. Phillips announced in a press release on Wednesday that they would begin repairing devices. They had already begun replacing some first-generation DreamStation CPAP devices with a newer version in the United States. Repairs and replacements for the program began in other countries at the end of the month.
Frans van Houten, CEO of the company, acknowledged the difficult situation patients were put in due to the shortened timeline for device remediation in the company’s press release.
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