Eternal Hot Pink Batch number 02/09/16

Alert number: A12/0172/19
Product: Tattoo ink
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Eternal Ink
Description: Bottle of red tattoo ink
Batch number / Barcode: Batch number 02/09/16
Country of origin: United States
Risk level: Serious risk
The product contains the aromatic amine o-anisidine (measured value: 26 mg/kg).

This aromatic amine 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