TGA investigates potential danger from CPAP masks with magnetic clips   

This follows a recall of certain Philips brand masks in the US because of interference with metal medical implants and devices
Sarah Simpkins

The TGA has confirmed it is reviewing Philips CPAP masks with magnetic clips or straps following reports of serious injury in the US from interference with devices, including pacemakers and defibrillators. 

The company recalled certain masks for CPAP and bi-level positive airway pressure machines with magnetic closures after 14 serious injuries were reported, including pacemaker failure, arrhythmia, changed heart rate and convulsions.