When you have a device that is crucial to breathing, your life depends on it being reliable. That sadly was not the case for many CPAP machines available in Missouri that were just recalled after being connected to hundreds of deaths.

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The urgent recall bulletin from the FDA involves a very popular and widely-used series of CPAP machines from Philips Respironics and spans over a decade from 2009 to 2021 with many still in use in Missouri today. Here's the list of recalled CPAP machines from the FDA alert:

  • A-Series BiPAP A30
  • A-Series BiPAP A40 (ventilator)
  • A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30
  • A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto (ventilator)
  • C-Series ASV (ventilator)
  • C-Series S/T and AVAPS
  • DreamStation
  • DreamStation ASV
  • DreamStation Go
  • DreamStation ST, AVAPS
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • E30
  • Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent (ventilator)
  • OmniLab Advanced+
  • REMstar SE Auto
  • SystemOne ASV4
  • SystemOne (Q-Series)
  • Trilogy 100 (ventilator)
  • Trilogy 200 (ventilator)

The problem with these CPAP machines many in Missouri use is dire as the bulletin says there is some black foam used to reduce noise and vibration that can break down and then end up being breathed in or swallowed.

This has reportedly resulted in 561 deaths as of this writing.

One more troubling statement in the FDA bulletin says the number of deaths might even be underreported as it's hard to determine how many of these machines available in Missouri might have been involved in cases from years before the defect was discovered.

Make sure to check the FDA bulletin for potential updates on this very serious health danger.

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