Dragon Tattoo Ink TP-1: 77891; TP-2: 77891; TP-3: 77891

Alert number: A12/0026/14

Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown

Brand: Dragon Tattoo Ink

Type / number of model:  TP-1: 77891; TP-2: 77891; TP-3: 77891

Risk type: Chemical
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain aromatic amine 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine, arsenic, lead and nickel above the permitted levels (measured values: aromatic amines 308 mg/kg; arsenic: 3.1 mg/kg; lead: 2.4 mg/kg; nickel: 19.7 mg/kg).

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the aromatic amines as 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine with carcinogenic effects, should neither be present in tattoos and PMU products nor released from azo-colourants. According to the ResAP (2008) the levels of lead and arsenic should not exceed 2 mg/kg, whereas the nickel levels in tattoo inks must be as low as technically achievable as nickel has a high allergenic potential.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

Description:  Tattoo ink supplied in plastic bottle with drip and cap and an adhesive label.

Date Recalled : January 6, 2014

Full Details : 

https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumers_safety/safety_products/rapex/alerts/?event=main.notification&reference=A12/0026/14&lng=en

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Germany