Tattoo ink "Viper red" and "Snot green"

Recall published
2012-01-16
Brand
  • Mom's
Product title
Tattoo ink "Viper red" and "Snot green"
Product description
Red and green tattoo inks in red and green plastic bottles with a white label and a black screw-top with nozzle for application.
Risk
The product poses a serious risk because the aromatic amine o-toluidine was released from azo dyes in both tattoo inks: Viper Red 8.7 mg/kg, Snot Green 12 mg/kg. The presence of azo dyes is not compliant with Council of Europe Resolution "ResAP(2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up". In addition, Viper Red contained 2-ethoxy aniline, which is toxic. Furthermore, both tattoo inks contained compounds related to aromatic hydrocarbons.
Measures taken
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.
Barcode
Model number
Viper red (lot VR110408, MFG 04/08/11 best by 04/15) and Snot green (lot SG110428, MFG 04/28/11 best by 04/15)
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
United States
RAPEX Reference
A12/0063/12
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Italy

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