How worried should we (Respironics users) be about the toxic foam issue ?

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How worried should we (Respironics users) be about the toxic foam issue ?

Post by BlizzardUK » Mon Mar 25, 2024 2:13 pm

I realise this is a very old topic now and everyone has probably already exchanged, but I only just knew about it thanks to a forum member here. I assumed years ago it only effected Dreamstations so because I didn't have one I didn't pay it much attention, but I typed my serial number in of my 560p Remstar and it is effected. So they will be exchanging it soon. But what sort of danger is there ? Is this a 99.9% safe thing, or are we talking essentially breathing in asbestos ?? I have used my machine for years now. I have bad anxiety at the best of times but after googling about it and seeing a lawyers website pop up near the top of the results they have sure made me panic with all the possible health risks.

Anyone able to reassure me here ? Thanks all.


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Re: How worried should we (Respironics users) be about the toxic foam issue ?

Post by lazarus » Thu Mar 28, 2024 8:55 am

"The AASM [Americam Academy of Sleep Medicine] suggests that the medical provider prescribe for their patient a PAP device that is not affected by the recall. However, in the case that this is not an option, or another device is unavailable, then it is the AASM viewpoint that clinical factors such as comorbidities, severity of symptoms, risks associated with PAP discontinuation, and safety-sensitive roles should inform the decision to continue or discontinue therapy. This decision should be made in concert between the patient and their medical provider. The ultimate judgment regarding any specific care must be made by the treating clinician and the patient, taking into consideration the individual circumstances of the patient, available treatment options, and resources."-- ... p-devices/
Anything else I could say would be little more than a guess or an expression of my personal preference.
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