Alert number: A12/0123/19
Batch number / Barcode: Batch number 17589; expiry date 18/07/2020; Color Index 77491
Risk level: Serious
Category: Chemical products
Brand: ETERNAL INK
Type / number of model: Colour brown
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains arsenic (measured value: 8.1 mg/kg), nickel (measured value: 24 mg/kg) and zinc (measured value: 170 mg/kg).
Arsenic is carcinogenic. Nickel can cause skin irritation and induce sensitisation or elicit allergic responses.
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 zinc in tattoo inks do not exceed 50 mg/kg and that the content of nickel in tattoo inks be as low as technically achievable.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description: 30-ml bottle of brown tattoo ink.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Date Reported: January 25, 2019