Tattoo ink

Recall published
2013-09-02
Brand
Product title
Tattoo ink
Dark brown
Product description
Brown tattoo ink, viscous, 30 ml PET bottle with application nozzle.
Risk
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.3 mg/kg of nickel, 0.31 mg/kg cadmium and 14.0 mg/kg arsenic. According to ResAP (2008) 1, nickel levels in tattoo inks must be as low as technically achievable as nickel has a high allergenic potential. The application under the skin of tattoo inks containing nickel results in permanent contact with a sensitising allergen. The cadmium content also exceeds the recommended level of 0.2 mg/kg specified in the EU Resolution Res AP (2008) 1. Finally, the arsenic level detected in the sample exceeds the level of 2 mg/kg recommended in Resolution ResAP (2008) 1.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Batch: E25, Lot: 124
Model number
Dark brown
30ml
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
United States
RAPEX Reference
A12/1198/13
Category
Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Germany

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