Connecticut residents impacted by breathing-machine recall receive emergency help from top state officials

Thousands of Connecticut residents who were impacted by a Phillips breathing machine recall News 12 Connecticut reported last month are now getting some emergency help from top state officials.

News 12 Staff

Sep 5, 2021, 5:18 PM

Updated 990 days ago

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Thousands of Connecticut residents who were impacted by a Phillips breathing machine recall News 12 Connecticut reported last month are now getting some emergency help from top state officials.
After News 12 Connecticut broke the story last month about the Phillips breathing machine recalls, top state officials have begun focusing on how to get help to people like Frank Reese.
Reece is one of thousands of Connecticut residents with sleep apnea who depend upon the Phillips CPAP machine to help them sleep at night.
The federal government has pushed the manufacturer to recall the devices because of microscopic cancer-causing particles that can be released into the user's lungs during use.
Now, people like Reese are having to go without the devices.
Sen. Blumenthal has sent a letter to the president of Phillips demanding the company replace the defective CPAP machines.
Sen. Blumenthal has sent a letter to the president of Phillips demanding the company replace the defective CPAP machines.


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