Tattoo ink

Recall published
Product title
Tattoo ink
Premium Tattoo Ink - Tomato is Red
Product description
Set of 10 different coloured tattoo ink in 15 ml bottles.
The product contains cadmium (measured value: 0.54 mg/kg), lead (measured value: 19.76 mg/kg) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)s, including benzo(a)pyrene (measured values: 153 ug/kg for benzo(a)pyrene; total of PAHs: 1.45 mg/kg). Cadmium accumulates in the body and can cause damage to bones and kidneys if absorbed from the tattoo and exposure to lead is harmful for human health and can cause developmental neurotoxicity. Some PAHs are carcinogenic. Benzo(a)pyrene is a carcinogenic PAH. 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 lead in tattoo inks do not exceed 2 mg/kg, that the level of cadmium does not exceed 0.2 mg/kg, that the level of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) does not exceed 0.005 mg/kg and the total amount of PAHs do not exceed 0.5 mg/kg.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
production date 25/02/14
Model number
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Country of origin
RAPEX Reference
Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
The Netherlands


Know a friend who's using this? Share!