JUNE 28, 2021
On June 14, 2021, medical device manufacturer Philips Respironics issued a Field Safety Notice regarding the recall of several of its respiratory and ventilator device models currently on the market due to the health risks associated with their use. Full details of the recall are available on the Philips Respironics website.
We realize that for many patients and clients, ensuring the continuity of treatment is crucial to their health and wellbeing. Despite Philip Respironics’ instructions to the contrary, we recommend our patients not to discontinue their treatment without seeking advice from their physician first.
Most of the relevant learned medical associations for respiratory diseases, along with health authorities around the world recommend continuing treatment, regardless of the type of device and consulting your physician. The Canadian Sleep Society is recommending an individualized decision after discussion with the physician when an alternative device can’t be secured in a timely manner. For the sake of your safety, we recommend you seek medical advice regarding your treatment continuum.
Respiratory Homecare Solutions Canada Inc. is dedicated to helping its patients and clients and will limit the inconveniences linked to the Philips Respironics device recall. Our team is closely monitoring the situation with Philips Respironics and will maintain continued communication with you as this situation evolves.
On behalf of our patients and clients, we will register with Philips Respironics the serial numbers of all affected devices sold by Respiratory Homecare Solutions Canada Inc to ensure they are taken into consideration as part of the repair/replacement program under development.
Once we have further information from Philips Respironics on the repair/replacement program, we will be in touch regarding your device to ensure the appropriate settings of your new equipment and to assist you throughout this process.
Meanwhile, for the most up-to-date information on this situation, please keep checking our website.
Respiratory Homecare Solutions Canada Inc.