Eternal Caramel batch R-136, expiry date 06/2020

Alert number: A12/0174/19
Product: Tattoo ink
Name: CARAMEL
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Eternal Ink
Description: 30 ml bottle with brown tattoo ink.
Batch number / Barcode: batch R-136, expiry date 06/2020
Country of origin: United States
Risk level: Serious risk
The product contains the aromatic amines o-anisidine (measured value 74 mg/kg) and o-toluidine (measured value 67 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.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Alert submitted by: Italy
Date: 28/01/2019
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