Tattoo ink

Recall published
2017-05-15
Brand
Product title
Tattoo ink
True black
Product description
1oz bottle of black tattoo ink.
Risk
The product contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)s, including naphthalene (measured values: naphthalene: 2.25 mg/kg; total of PAHs: 2.38 mg/kg). Some PAHs are carcinogenic. Naphthalene is a carcinogenic substance for which a safe level cannot be established. The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that the total amount of PAHs do not exceed 0.5 mg/kg.
Measures taken
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Barcode
batch BK122IMX40; Lot SS211; expiry date 06/30/2020
Model number
Unknown
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
United States
RAPEX Reference
A12/0653/17
Category
Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
The Netherlands

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