Alert number: A12/0575/18
Batch number / Barcode: A01151
Risk level: Serious
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Mbs Permanent makeup
Type / number of model: M501
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains cadmium (0.36 mg/kg), lead (24 mg/kg) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons including benzo(a)pyrene (0.08 mg/kg; total of PAHs: 20.62 mg/kg).
Cadmium accumulates in the body and can cause damage to bones and kidneys if absorbed from the tattoo. Exposure to lead is harmful for human health and can cause developmental neurotoxicity.
The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that the level of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) does not exceed 0.005 mg/kg and the total amount of PAHs does not exceed 0.5 mg/kg. It also recommends that the levels of lead in tattoo inks do not exceed 2 mg/kg and the levels of cadmium in tattoo inks do not exceed 0.2 mg/kg.
The product does not comply with national legislation.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Description: Plastic container height about 8 cm
Country of origin: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Date: April 16, 2018
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