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Class 1 Device Recall ASeries BiPAP A40, and ASeries BiPAP A30 Continuous Ventilator

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  Class 1 Device Recall ASeries BiPAP A40, and ASeries BiPAP A30 Continuous Ventilator see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 14, 2021
Date Posted July 15, 2021
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1958-2021
Recall Event ID 88071
510(K)Number K121623  K113053  
Product Classification Ventilator, continuous, non-life-supporting - Product Code MNS
Product A-Series BiPAP A 40, A-Series BiPAP A30 Continuous Ventilator, Non-life Supporting

Code Information All Devices manufactured before 26 April 2021, All device serial numbers.  Material Numbers 1076492 1076493 1076495 1076538 1076539 1076565 1076566 1076579 1076580 1076583 1076584 1076586 1078226 1078297 1104171 1111168 1111169 1111170 1111171 1111172 1111173 1111174 1111175 1111176 1111177 1116156 1122129 1140798 1140799 1111170S 1111170-S AR1111169 BR1076493 BR1076566 BR1111169 CN1076493 CN1076566 CN1111169 GB-SPK0011 GB-SPK0012 IT1111169 LA1076493 LA1076566 R1076495 R1111169 R1111177 R1116156 1104170 R1111175 RBR1111169 U1116156 1038916 1038917 1040716 1044114 1044235 1038987 1040717 1068942 1068943 1042900 1042901 1042903 1042904 1042906 1042907 1044288 1044289 1040718 1067255 1029744 1029750 1029756 1029757 1029758 1029759 AU1029756 CA1029756 CA1029759 LA1029756 1030075 1055770 1055813 
Recalling Firm/
Philips Respironics, Inc.
1001 Murry Ridge Ln
Murrysville PA 15668-8517
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam may degrade into particles which may enter the devices 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 letters were sent to customers starting 6/14/21. 1. Do not stop or alter your prescribed therapy until you have talked to your physician. Your physician may evaluate if the benefit outweighs the risks. 2. If your physician determines that you must continue using this device, use an inline bacterial filter. Your Instructions for Use has guidance on installation. 3. Register your device on www.philips.com/src-update or call 1-877-907-7508. An updated URGENT: Medical Device Recall notification letter was issued on 11/16/21. 1. Do not stop or change ventilator use until you have talked to your health care provider. If patients requiring a ventilator for life-sustaining therapy have no alternate, or therapy disruption is unacceptable, the HCP may determine if the benefit of continued use of these ventilator devices outweighs the potential risks identified in the recall letter. 2. Talk to your HCP about using an inline bacterial filter to help filter out foam particles. Instructions for Use has guidance on installation. At this time, the FDA does not have evidence of the safety and effectiveness of a filter for mitigating the foam risks, and evaluation is ongoing. Filters will not reduce exposure to chemicals from the PE-PUR foam. Filters may increase air flow resistance and affect ventilator performance. Monitor for accumulation of foam debris in the filter or resistance-related problems in the breathing circuit after filter placement. 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, or call 1-877-907-7508. Devices should be serviced only by qualified technicians. There are no user serviceable parts. Attempts to remove the sound abatement foam may render the device permanently inoperative. Devices damaged due to foam removal attempts will not be able to be remediated.
Quantity in Commerce 72665
Distribution Worldwide distribution including US Nationwide, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Latin America.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = MNS and Original Applicant = RESPIRONICS, INC.