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Event Type Medicine - Pharmaceutical Recalls  Date Time 2021-07-16 17:08:00 
Country US  City Silver Spring, MD 
Latitude 38.991  Longitude -77.026 
URL https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210716005366/en/Elite-Medical-Experts-Weighs-in-on-Philips-Recall-of-Breathing-Machines-That-May-Emit-Tox     
[businesswire.com] MARYLAND - Elite Medical Experts Weighs In On Philips Recall Of Breathing Machines That May Emit Toxins

"On June 30, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the public about a voluntary recall of specific Philips Respironics ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP devices due to the risk of exposing users to particulate matter and off-gassing from polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR). FDA warned that degraded PE-PUR, a component of the foam used to dampen noise and vibration, may inadvertently enter the device's airflow pathway where it can be inhaled or ingested during therapeutic use of the machine."

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