Polyurethane Foam Problems Nudge Philips To Recall Certain Sleep, Mechanical Ventilator Devices
Sound abatement foam used in particular bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), and other mechanical ventilator devices made by Royal Philips could degrade, posing a risk to patients.
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