Product: Tattoo ink
Brand: Eternal Ink
Type / number of model: Lining & Shading
Batch number: LOT 08/10/18
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains an excessive amount of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) among which benzo[a]pyrene and benzo[e]pyrene (measured total values up to: 15.6 mg/kg,140 µg/kg and 0,09 mg/kg, respectively).
These PAHs may cause cancer and are also mutagenic and toxic for reproduction.
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 impurities of PAHs in tattoo inks does not exceed 0,5 mg/kg and Benzo[a]pyrene 5 ppb (µg/kg).
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
Description: 60 ml of black tattoo ink. The product was also sold online.
Packaging description: The product is sold in a transparent plastic bottle with dispensing screw cap.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Date Recalled : 24/01/2020
Full Details : https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumers_safety/safety_products/rapex/alerts/?event=main.notification&reference=A12/00104/20&lng=en