Alert number: A12/0008/18
Product: Tattoo ink
Name: Ruby Red
Batch number / Barcode: Batch Number 28.11.2014
Risk level: Serious
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Eternal Ink
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains the aromatic amines o-toluidine (measured value: 17 mg/kg) and 2-methyl-5-nitroaniline (measured value: 9.4 mg/kg).
Aromatic amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.
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 ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description: 30-ml bottle of red pigment
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Date: January 8, 2018
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