Respironics field action

On June 14, 2021, Royal Philips’ subsidiary, Philips Respironics, initiated a voluntary recall notification* for certain sleep and respiratory care products to address identified potential health risks related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam in these devices. Following the substantial ramp-up of its production, service, and repair capacity, the repair and replacement program in the U.S. and several other markets is under way. Philips Respironics has also been conducting a comprehensive test and research program on the PE-PUR foam to better assess and scope potential patient health risks related to possible emission of particulates from degraded foam and certain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). 

Resolving the recall for patients remains our highest priority


Finalize recall and testing

Manage litigation, DoJ investigation

483 remediation and clarity on proposed Consent Decree

Q1 2023


>95% production of recall units1; vast majority have been sent to patients and home care providers

Recorded a EUR 575 million provision in anticipation of a resolution of the economic loss class action in the US

483 remediation in progress


Manage impact of proposed Consent Decree

Manage litigation, DoJ investigation


Gradually restore position

Taking the learnings of Respironics recall to raise Patient Safety and Quality to the highest standards across Philips

1. New replacement devices and repair kits required for the remediation of the total currently registered affected devices. The remaining ~5% of the affected devices is primarily comprised of ventilators, for which Philips Respironics is fully focused on working towards a solution

More information

For more information on the recall notification for customers, users and physicians, please click here.


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*    This is a recall notification for the US only, and a field safety notice for the rest of the world

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