Tattoo ink

Recall published
2019-12-02
Brand
Product title
Tattoo ink
Orange
Product description
Orange tattoo ink in a transparent plastic bottle with a dispenser cap. The product was sold online (in particular via lightinthebox.com).
Risk
4-methyl-m-phenylenediamine is an aromatic amines that can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction and it's also a skin sensitizing substance. Barium can have toxic effects on the body impairing muscle, kidney and heart activity, leading to arrythmia, paralysis or gastrointestinal alterations. The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that aromatic amines with carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic or sensitising properties shouldn't be present in tattoos and permanent make-up products and that barium does not exceed 50 mg/kg.
Measures taken
The product contains 4-methyl-m-phenylenediamine (measured concentration 13mg/kg) and barium (measured concentration 5214 mg/kg).
Batch number / barcode
Unknown
Model number
Unknown
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
A12/1844/19
Category
Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Finland

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