Tattoo ink

Recall published
2019-01-21
Brand
Product title
Tattoo ink
Brown
Product description
30-ml bottle of brown tattoo ink.
Risk
Arsenic is carcinogenic. Nickel can cause skin irritation and induce sensitisation or elicit allergic responses. The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up recommends that the levels of arsenic in tattoo inks do not exceed 2 mg/kg, the levels of zinc in tattoo inks do not exceed 50 mg/kg and that the content of nickel in tattoo inks be as low as technically achievable.
Measures taken
The product contains arsenic (measured value: 8.1 mg/kg), nickel (measured value: 24 mg/kg) and zinc (measured value: 170 mg/kg).
Batch number / barcode
Batch number 17589; expiry date 18/07/2020; Color Index 77491
Model number
Colour brown
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
United States
RAPEX Reference
A12/0123/19
Category
Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Italy

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