Philips Electronics Australia Ltd — Philips Respironics - Certain Ventilator Devices

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Philips Respironics - Certain Ventilator Devices

Trilogy 100, Trilogy 200 and BiPAP A30/A40 Series Device Models

Product codes: 1076581, 1076582, 1076583, 1111145, 1111171, AU1054096

All devices manufactured before 26 April 2021

ARTGs 133794, 200289, 159490
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Reasons the product is recalled

The polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in Philips Continuous Ventilators may:

1. Degrade into particles which may enter the device's air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the user. The foam degradation may be exacerbated by use of unapproved cleaning methods, such as ozone; and

2. Emit certain chemicals (volatile organic compounds or VOCs)

The hazards to consumers

Foam degradation:
The potential risks of particulate exposure include: irritation (skin, eye, and respiratory tract), inflammatory response, headache, asthma, adverse effects to other organs (e.g. kidneys and liver) and toxic carcinogenic effects.

VOC emission:
The potential risks of chemical exposure due to off-gassing include: headache/dizziness, irritation (eyes, nose, respiratory tract, skin), hypersensitivity, nausea/vomiting, toxic and carcinogenic effects.

What consumers should do

It is important that you register your device as soon as possible at the support website

Do not stop or alter your prescribed ventilator therapy. Make an appointment with your physician to discuss whether it is safe to stop therapy or an alternative ventilator option is required.
Phillips will write to affected consumers. Users and carers should review the information provided in the customer letter about the ongoing use of impacted devices.

Philips will repair or replace the affected devices.

For more information see the TGA safety alert at…

For further information, please contact the Philips Support Hotline on 1800 009 579.

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Responsible regulator

Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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