Alert number: A12/0574/18
Product: Tattoo ink
Name: Dark Coffee
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Risk level: Serious
Category: Chemical products
Type / number of model: M323
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains arsenic (measured value: 8.1 mg/kg), lead (measured value: 24 mg/kg) and zinc (measured value: 170 mg/kg).
Arsenic is carcinogenic. Exposure to lead is harmful for human health and can cause developmental neurotoxicity.
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 in tattoo inks do not exceed 2 mg/kg, the levels of lead in tattoo inks do not exceed 2 mg/kg and the levels of zinc in tattoo inks do not exceed 50 mg/kg.
The product does not comply with national legislation.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Description: Plastic container – height about 7 cm
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Date: April 16, 2018