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Royal Philips NV recalled roughly 3.5 million ventilation devices used to treat sleep apnea and increased its cost estimate for addressing a defect that may potentially cause cancer. (bloomberg)
The company said some of its ventilators use sound-abatement foam that may degrade into particles that could be ingested or inhaled and potentially have toxic and carcinogenic effects.
Exposure to the polyester-based polyurethane, or PE-PUR, foam that that can enter patients’ airways can cause headache, irritation, inflammation and respiratory issues, according to Philips. The company issued a recall notification only for the U.S., where around 65% of the devices were sold, and a field safety notice for the rest of the world.
Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSM, D,AAIPM, FICCMO, MICCMO
Past Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations
Diplomat, Academy of Integrative Pain Management
Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Diplomate, American Board Sleep and Breathing
Regent, Master & Fellow, International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics
Board Eligible, American Academy of CranioFacial Pain
Professor Neuromuscular Orthodontics and CranioMandibular Orthopedics University of Castellon
Dental Section Editor, Sleep & Health Journal
CranioFacial Pain Section Editor, CRANIO: Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice
Member, American Equilibration Society
Member, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences
Member, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Life Member, American Dental Association