Recall of Wallac Panthera-Puncher 9

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by PerkinElmer.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: SciMed Ltd, Unit 2, 1 Tussock Lane, Ferrymead, Christchurch 8023
  • Reason
    Wallac oy, a subsidiary of perkinelmer, has become aware that extended exposure to the ioniser pins of the panthera-puncher 9 can decrease the reaction signal level of assays using antibody coated microtiter plates (such as immunoassays). wallac oy's investigation has shown that uncoated plates are not affected by the phenomenon (such as enzymatic assays). the phenomenon has been determined to be localised to those wells that are located beneath or adjacent to the ioniser pins when the panthera-puncher 9 is idle or in sleep mode. the software allows the ioniser to remain active when the puncher is idle or has gone into sleep mode. the impact on health is dependent on the assay and the associated disorder the assay screens for in the dried blood spot sample.
  • Action
    Product to be modified


  • Model / Serial
    Model: Catalogue Number: 2081-0010, Affected:
  • Manufacturer