Alert number: A12/1633/17
Product: Tattoo ink
Batch number / Barcode: 1.) Lot 91024110, 2.) Lot 91022050
Risk level: Serious
Category: Chemical products
Type / number of model: Colour index 77266
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)s (measured value total of PAHs up to 7.6 mg/kg in one batch and 20.9 mg/kg in the other one). Some PAHs are carcinogenic.
The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up recommends that the total amount of PAHs do not exceed 0.5 mg/kg.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Supervision of correct use – not to be used for tattoos.
Description: Black tattoo ink in a plastic bottle.
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Alert submitted by: Italy
Date Recalled: November 20, 2017