Alert number: A12/0009/19
Product: Tattoo ink
Batch number / Barcode: Batch number SS239
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: 0.014 µg/kg; total of PAHs: 2.7 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description: 29.6-ml bottle of dark grey tattoo ink.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Date Recalled: January 7, 2019