FDA recalls over 17 million CPAP, BIPAP masks due to safety issues
Philips Respironics recalled more than 17 million masks used with their continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, and bilevel positive airway pressure, or BIPAP machines.
The Food and Drug Administration says magnets connect and hold the mask components in place but they can affect the function of implanted metallic medical devices -- like brain stents, aneurysm clips, and pacemakers
At least 14 serious injuries have been reported.
The recalled mask types are DreamWisp, Dreamwear, Amara View, Wisp, and Wisp youth.
The FDA says people can continue to use the products if they, or people around them, do not have implanted metal objects in their body.