On the 14th of June 2021, Philips announced an international recall of many of their PAP devices manufactured before the 26th of April 2021. This recall includes all PAP devices sold by Philips in Australia, the DreamStation devices and the SystemOne – 50 and 60 series.
In Australia the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) advice currently is:
“For devices currently in use in critical or lifesaving situations, patients or caregivers should continue using the devices until an alternative becomes available.”
In the interim, Philips and expert societies (listed below) have advised patients in most circumstances to continue using the device, and to contact their Sleep Physician to discuss treatment options. Patients should not attempt to remove any foam from their device, but should register with Philips for repair or replacement at: www.philips.com/src-update
If you are a patient of the Canberra Sleep Clinic and use a Philips device, please contact us ASAP to arrange an appointment with your Sleep Physician.
Devices that have been recalled include:
- Details on recall from Philips
- Statement from Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
- Register your device for repair/replacement at the Philips website: philips.com/src-update
Information from International professional societies