Tattoo ink

Recall published
2019-12-02
Brand
Product title
Tattoo ink
Black
Product description
Black tattoo ink in a transparent plastic bottle with a dispenser cap. The product was sold online (in particular via lightinthebox.com).
Risk
These PAHs and benzo[a]pyrenemay cause cancer and are also mutagenic and toxic for reproduction. Cadmium is harmful to human health because it accumulates in the body, can damage the kidney and bones, and it may cause cancer. Lead is harmful to human health, accumulates in the body, can cause developmental neurotoxicity and may also affect breast-fed or unborn children. 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 impurities of PAHs in tattoo inks do not exceed 0,5 mg/kg, of benzo[a]pyrene 5 µg/kg, of cadmium 0.2 mg/kg and of lead 2 mg/kg.
Measures taken
The product contains an excessive amount of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) (measured total value: 1.88 mg/kg), benzo[a]pyrene, cadmium and lead (measured values: 320 µg/kg, 0.52 mg/kg and 30 mg/kg, respectively).
Batch number / barcode
Unknown
Model number
Unknown
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
A12/1845/19
Category
Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Finland

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