Permanent make-up ink

Recall published
2019-12-02
Brand
Product title
Permanent make-up ink
Micro pigment cosmetic color
Product description
28.4 ml of black pigment in a transparent plastic bottle with a white drip cap. The product was also sold online.
Risk
PAHs and benzo[a]pyrene may 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: 1.94 mg/kg), benzo[a]pyrene, cadmium and lead (measured values: 180 µg/kg, 0.42 mg/kg and 26 mg/kg, respectively).
Batch number / barcode
Lot: 30845
Model number
Black
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
A12/1925/19
Category
Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene
Counterfeit
THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Finland

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