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(11-23-2022, 05:12 PM)ST Dog Wrote: I probably wouldn't worry about the motor yet (post hours), but you can get one for ~$100 US. Can't reset the hours, but you'd know it was new.

I read somewhere that the motor can't be replaced because it has a serial number that is hard coded into the software. But I don't recall if that was for Resmed or Respironics machines. Or maybe it wasn't even true. Sad
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(11-23-2022, 04:53 PM)Esprit Wrote: Has anyone in Canada recieved a replacement machine? 
Received a replacement unit (DS2) a few months ago from my provider.
Cant say as I like it too much, but thats another story.
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"Philips adds another 91 reported deaths to ventilator recall, bringing total to 260"
November 23, 2022

Quote:Between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, the FDA received more than 21,000 new medical device reports (MDRs) from Philips, healthcare providers, consumers and patients, according to the agency’s latest update on the matter, published Tuesday.  Of those recall-related complaints, 91 included reports of patient deaths. Others described a range of non-fatal injuries, including cancer, pneumonia, asthma, infection, headache, difficulty breathing, dizziness, chest pain and more.

In the decade prior to the recall’s mid-2021 start, Philips had passed on only 30 MDRs to the FDA between 2011 and April 2021, with no deaths or injuries among them. But in just the 19 months since then, the agency has racked up more than 90,000 complaints. More than half of the reports came in between May 1 and July 31 of this year, when the regulator tallied up around 48,000 MDRs sparked by the recall.

Including the 91 latest additions, the FDA has now received a total of 260 reports of death potentially linked to the faulty ventilators. About half, 126, were submitted between April 2021 and April 2022—a number that includes two more deaths than were originally tallied for the year, reflecting “Philips’ retrospective review of MDRs,” per the FDA. The remaining 43 patient death reports came in between May 1 and July 31, marking one fewer death than the period’s previously reported total.

"Many Philips CPAP Users Waiting for Replacement Machines"
The justice department has been investigating the Philips CPAP recall over 
why it was delayed and why the rollout appeared to have been botched
November 28, 2022

Quote:Another recent report found that more than two million individuals who used the devices to treat their sleep apnea had not received Philips CPAP machine replacements by early October 2022; more than a year after the recall was announced.  Out of an estimated 5.5 million recalled Philips CPAP machines, the manufacturer has only produced 3.3 million replacement devices, leaving more than two million owners still without a new device, or forced to spend hundreds of dollars to replace the Philips CPAP machine themselves.

In addition to costs associated with replacing the devices, thousands of former users are currently pursuing a Philips CPAP recall settlement from the manufacturer, alleging that they should be compensated for various injuries linked to breathing the toxic particles released as the sound abatement foam degraded inside their machines.

"Philips (NYSE-PHG): Management Not In Control"
November 28, 2022

Quote:Philips stock has shown a spectacular decline over the last year due to problems at the Respironics division.  Additionally, supply chain issues remain persistent and the company showed a lack of pricing power to counter inflation.  Bad news continues to dominate the headlines as management is clearly not in control.  Moreover, the company has difficulty generating sufficient free cash flow to cover dividends and buybacks.
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