Philips CPAP And Respiratory Device Class Action

Thomson Rogers and Rice Harbut Elliott LLP have jointly issued a national class action on behalf of all persons in Canada who used a Philips CPAP machine, BIPAP machine or mechanical ventilator which are currently subject to a recall by the company (please see below for complete list of the affected devices).

On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics issued a recall notice in the US for approximately 35 models of its Respiratory Devices that were manufactured with a Polyester-Based Polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam. Exposure to the PE-PUR foam can have adverse health effects including, but not limited to, increased cancer risk, respiratory damage, asthma, nausea, vomiting, and headache.

As of June 23, 2021, Health Canada recalled all of the subject Respiratory Devices.

It is alleged that Philips Respironics negligently designed and manufactured the Respiratory Devices and failed to warn users of the health risks associated with use of the Respiratory Devices, while assuring users of the safety of its products.

The Representative Plaintiff, John Morel, was diagnosed with sleep apnea and purchased a Philips Dreamstation CPAP machine in 2019. Commenting on learning about the health risks associated with the machine, he states:

I was horrified to learn that my CPAP machine, which blows air into my lungs, could contain toxic particles. I relied on this device to treat my sleep apnea and I am concerned for my health. I have questions about when Philips became aware of the issue and if this could have been disclosed earlier.”

If you believe you use(d) one of the recalled devices, please complete the Consultation Form below.


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List of recalled devices:

· REMSTAR AUTO WITH SD CARD, A-FLEX, CANADA
· REMSTAR AUTO WITH HUMIDIFIER, WITH SD CARD, A-FLEX, CANADA
· RESTAR PLUS WITH SD CARD, C-FLEX, CANADA
· RESTAR PLUS WITH HUMIDIFIER, WITH SD CARD, C-FLEX, CANADA
· RESTAR PRO WITH SD CARD, C-FLEX +, CANADA
· RESTAR PRO WITH HUMIDIFIER, WITH SD CARD, C-FLEX +, CANADA
· BIPAP AUTO BI-FLEX, WITH HUMIIFIER, WITH SMARTCARD, CANADA
· BIPAP AUTO BI-FLEX, WITH SMARTCARD, CANADA
· BIPAP PRO BI-FLEX, WITH HUMIDIFIER, WITH SMARTCARD, CANADA
· BIPAP PRO BI-FLEX, WITH SMARTCARD, CANADA
· RESTART, WITH HUMIDIFIER, WITH SMARTCARD, CANADA
· RESTAR, WITH SMARTCARD, CANADA
· BIPAP AVAPS, C SERIES VENTILATORY SUPPORT SYSTEM-DOMESTIC
· BIPAP AVAPS, C SERIES VENTILAROTY SUPPORT SYSTEM-CORE PKG, DOMESTIC
· BIPAP ST, C SERIES VENTILATORY SUPPORT SYSTEM-CANADA
· BIPAP ST, C SERIES VENTILATORY SUPPORT SYSTEM-CORE PKG,DOMESTIC
· BIPAP ST, C SERIES VENTILATORY SUPPORT SYSTEM, CORE PKG, CANADA
· OMNILAB ADVANCED, DOMESTIC
· OMNILAB ADVANCED, DOMESTIC CORE
· BIPAP AUTOSV ADVANCED SYSTEM ONE
· DREAMSTATION CPAP
· DREAMSTATION AUTO BIPAP
· DREAMSTATIN BIPAP PRO
· DREAMSTATION CPAP PRO
· DREAMSTATION AUTO CPAP
· DREAMSTATION BIPAP AUTOSV, CA
· DREAMSTATION BIPAP AUTOSV, W/HUMIDIFIER, CA
· DREAMSTATION BIPAP AUTO SV W/HUMID/HEATED TUBE, CA
· BIPAP AVAPS VENTILATORY SUPPORT SYSTEM-CANADA
· BIPAP AVAPS VENTILATORY SUPPORT SYSTEM-CORE PKG, CANADA
· DREAMSTATION GO CPAP
· DREAMSTATION GO AUTO CPAP
· DREAMSTATION EXPERT
· DREAMSTATION GO CPAP WITH HUMIDIFIER, CANADA
· DREAMSTATION GO AUTO CPAP WITH HUMIDIFIER, CANADA

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