Alert number: A12/0438/18
Product: Tattoo ink
Name: Dark Brown
Batch number / Barcode: Batch: RX49IMX40, LOT SS251, MHD: 02.2022
Risk level: Serious
Category: Chemical products
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains nickel (measured value: 130 mg/kg), arsenic (6.9 mg/kg) and lead (20.5 mg/kg).
Arsenic is carcinogenic, exposure to lead is harmful for human health and can cause developmental neurotoxicity. Nickel can cause skin irritation and induce sensitisation or elicit allergic responses.
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 arsenic and lead in tattoo inks do not exceed 2 mg/kg and that the content of nickel in tattoo inks be as low as technically achievable.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
Description: Tattoo ink in a transparent plastic bottle with screw-top fitted with dispensing nozzle.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia
Date: March 26, 2018