Alert number: A12/0569/18
Product: Tattoo ink
Name: Cocoa Bean
Batch number / Barcode: LOT 16446
Risk level: Serious
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Eternal ink
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains the aromatic amines aniline (measured value: 6.1 mg/kg) and 4-methyl-m-phenylenediamine (measured value: 396 mg/kg)
Aniline may cause genetic defects and cancer and allergic skin reactions. 4-methyl-m-phenylenediamine may cause cancer.
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 should neither be present in tattoos and permanent make-up products nor released from azo-colourants.
The product does not comply with the 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: United States
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Date: April 16, 2018
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