Alert number: A12/1862/17
Product: Tattoo ink
Name: Lining Black
Batch number / Barcode: Batch: BK135JMX40; Lot: SS 250; Exp. 1/31/2022
Risk level: Serious
Category: Chemical products
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)s, including benzo(a)pyrene (measured values: benzo(a)pyrene: 0.2 mg/kg; total of PAHs: 42.5 mg/kg).
Some PAHs are carcinogenic, including benzo(a)pyrene.
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.
The product does not comply with national legislation.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description: Black tattoo ink, black plastic bottle with screw top.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Germany
Date: January 1, 2018
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