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Class 1 Device Recall Philips Respironics E30 with Humidifier

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  Class 1 Device Recall Philips Respironics E30 with Humidifier see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 14, 2021
Date Posted July 13, 2021
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1972-2021
Recall Event ID 88058
Product Classification Ventilator, continuous, non-life-supporting - Product Code MNS
Product Philips Respironics E30 with Humidifier, Continuous Ventilator, Minimum Ventilatory Support, Facility Use; Product Numbers DSX9999H11, INX9999H19, RINX9999H19

The Philips Respironics E30 ventilator is intended to provide invasive and non-invasive ventilatory support for individuals with Respiratory Insufficiency. It is specifically for the care of adult and pediatric patients >7 years of age and >18kgs.
Code Information All Serial Numbers  Material Numbers: DSX9999H11 INX9999H19 RINX9999H19 
Recalling Firm/
Philips Respironics, Inc.
1001 Murry Ridge Ln
Murrysville PA 15668-8517
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam may degrade into particles which may enter the device s the air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the user, and the PE-PUR foam may off-gas certain chemicals.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Urgent Medical Device Recall notification letters were sent to customers beginning on 6/14/21. Immediate Actions to be taken by You, the User: 1. Discontinue use of your device and work with your physician or Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider to determine the most appropriate options for continued treatment. 2. Register your device on the recall website www.philips.com/src-updates Call 1-877-907-7508 if you cannot visit the website or do not have internet access. An updated URGENT: Medical Device Recall notification letter was issued on 11/16/21. Immediate Actions to be taken by You, the User: 1. Talk to your health care provider to decide on a suitable treatment for your condition, which may include: a. Stopping use of your device b. Continuing to use your affected device, if your hcpr determines that the benefits outweigh the risks identified in the recall notification. c. Using another similar device that is not part of the recall or using alternative treatments for sleep apnea. 2. Follow the manufacturers instructions and recommended cleaning and replacement guidelines for your CPAP machine and accessories. Ozone cleaners may exacerbate the breakdown of the foam, and there are other potential risks associated with the use of ozone and ultraviolet (UV) light products for cleaning CPAP machines and accessories. 3. Report any problems with a device through the FDA MedWatch Voluntary Reporting Form. 4. Register your device on the recall website www.philips.com/src-update with your device Serial Number. c. Call 1-877-907-7508 if you cannot visit the website or do not have internet access. Devices should be serviced only by qualified technicians. They do not include user serviceable parts. Attempts to remove the sound abatement foam may render the device permanently inoperative. Devices damaged due to attempts by the user to remove the sound abatement foam will not be able to be remediated.
Quantity in Commerce 15,357,775 (10,307,186 in US, 5,039,748 OUS) in total
Distribution Global distribution
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.