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SoClean Inc has filed a federal lawsuit against Philips in the US District Court for the Massachusetts District for statements about Philips’ CPAP and bilevel recall. SoClean’s complaint states: “Philips has misled and deliberately misled the public by blaming SoClean in order to divert attention from obvious design flaws, including poor selection of soundproofing foam to match its recent voluntary product recall of Philips CPAP machines, BiPAP machines and ventilators. ”SoClean is seeking more than $ 200 million in damages from Philips.
Philips did not respond to a request for comment from Sleep Review.
SoClean alleges that Philips and its CEO and Chairman of the Board, Frans van Houten, made false and misleading statements about ozone purifiers that had a negative impact on SoClean’s business. The complaint stated, among other things, that Philips and its CEO were wrongly suggesting to consumers, retailers, health professionals and the general public that SoClean and its ozone purifiers were somehow responsible for the product recall.
SoClean complained that the reason for the product recall was that Philips chose a soundproofing material – polyester-based polyurethane foam – that “is known to degrade in the presence of heat and moisture” and “release really harmful chemicals”. out of the box. “Many of the recalled products operate in hot and humid conditions, often using a heated humidifier.
“We are disappointed that Philips has decided to point the finger at SoClean about its product recall and has made false and misleading statements about our products,” said Robert Wilkins, CEO of SoClean, in a press release. “With this lawsuit, SoClean seeks to defend itself against the dishonest attacks by Philips, restore its hard-earned reputation and correct the record for a consuming public deliberately misled by Philips.”
SoClean is represented by Proskauer Rose LLP.