Sleep apnea treatment device manufacturer Philips announced on September 6, 2022, that it is updating existing contraindications and warnings for its sleep therapy masks that contain magnetic headgear clips. Existing warnings have been strengthened and contraindications have been added.
The manufacturer made this update because of the potential risk of serious injury to people who have implanted metal devices or metal objects in their body that may be affected by magnets or people in their vicinity.
For people who are not affected by such devices, masks with magnets are safe and can continue to be used.
Affected masks are those used with a CPAP, Autocpap or Bipap device that has magnetic clips or straps. Only masks with magnetic devices from Philips are being recalled. Masks from Resmed and Fisher & Paykel are not affected. To learn more about this recall, please see our FAQ section.
You will find in this page the details of this update.