Alert number: A12/0008/19
Product: Tattoo ink
Batch number / Barcode: Batch number SS227
Risk level: Serious
Category: Chemical products
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains the aromatic amine o-anisidine (measured value 19 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: 29.6-ml bottle of orange tattoo ink
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Date Recalled: January 7, 2019