Tattoo or permanent make-up ink

Recall published
Product title
Tattoo or permanent make-up ink
#9 Black
Product description
Ink for tattoos or permanent make-up.
The ink contains arsenic (measured value: 5.47 mg/kg), lead (measured value: 4.73 mg/kg), cobalt (measured value: 72.3 mg/kg), nickel (measured value: 91.1 mg/kg) and zinc (measured value: 90.07 mg/kg). Arsenic is carcinogenic, exposure to lead is harmful for human health and can cause developmental neurotoxicity and 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 and lead in tattoo inks do not exceed 2 mg/kg, that the level of cobalt in tattoo inks does not exceed 25 mg/kg, that the content of nickel in tattoo inks be as low as technically achievable and that the level of zinc in tattoo inks does not exceed 50 mg/kg.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Batch: X2009777; Exp. 12/18
Model number
#9 Black
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Country of origin
United States
RAPEX Reference
Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
The Netherlands


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