Sleep apnea device recall drags on, stoking frustration

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A massive recall of sleep apnea machines is expected to drag into next year.

That’s caused frustration for U.S. patients and led federal officials to consider rare legal steps to speed the replacement effort.

Dutch manufacturer Philips has recalled more than 5 million machines worldwide due to foam that can deteriorate, releasing potentially harmful byproducts.

While customers were supposed to receive new machines within a year, the company says shipments will continue into 2023.

That’s left many U.S. patients to choose between using a recalled device or trying other risky remedies.

U.S. regulators have warned they may take the unprecedented step of ordering Philips to step up its effort.

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10/25/2022 2:25:57 PM (GMT -5:00)

 

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