Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Initiates Limited CPAP Mask and Connector Recall

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has become aware that a connector component used in a previous version of its Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) masks may fail prematurely if improperly cleaned.  Plastic tabs incorporated into the connector components of these previous version CPAP masks may break off if they are not cleaned in accordance with the Instructions for Use.  In the unlikely event of a tab breaking off, it may enter the CPAP system air path.  CPAP masks are used in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

All masks manufactured since April 2006 have a new connector that does not feature tabs.  These masks  are not subject  to the recall.   The company  estimates  that only a small quantity  of the previous version masks and connectors remain in the supply chain.

The  company   is  consulting   with  the  various   international   regulatory   authorities   to  initiate appropriate action in each country. At this time, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare believes that this limited recall will not materially affect the company’s previously released earnings guidance.

About Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Fisher   &  Paykel   Healthcare   is  a  leading   designer,   manufacturer   and  marketer   of  heated humidification  products  and systems  for use in respiratory  care and the treatment  of obstructive sleep apnea.  It also offers an innovative range of neonatal care products.  The company’s products are sold in over 110 countries worldwide.   For more information about the company visit

Contact: Michael Daniell MD/CEO on +64 9 574 0161 or Tony Barclay CFO on +64 9 574 0119.