Intenze – Desert Sand Medium – Batch: W128Y83O78B83IMX40, Exp 10/31/2021, Lot: SS245

Alert number: A12/00096/20       
Category:  Chemical products
Product:  Tattoo ink
Brand: INTENZE, Advanced Tattoo Ink
Name: DESERT SAND MEDIUM
Type / number of model:  1036C06716K26130050, ST1067DSM
Barcode:  Unknown
Batch number:  Batch: W128Y83O78B83IMX40, Exp 10/31/2021, Lot: SS245
Risk type:  Chemical
The product contains the aromatic amine o-anisidine (measured value: 10.3 mg/kg) and an excessive amount of barium and cadmium (measured values: 324 mg/kg and 0.33 mg/kg, respectively).

O-anisidine may cause cancer.

Barium can be easily absorbed and have toxic effects on the body impairing muscle, kidney and heart activity, leading to arrythmia, paralysis or gastrointestinal alterations.

Cadmium is harmful to human health because it accumulates in the body, can damage the kidney and bones, and it may cause cancer.

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 and that barium does not exceed 50 mg/kg or cadmium 0.2 mg/kg.

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

Description:  29,6 ml of light brown tattoo ink in a transparent plastic bottle fitted with a dispensing nozzle and a screw-top.
Packaging description: 
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious

Date Recalled : 24/01/2020

Full Details : https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumers_safety/safety_products/rapex/alerts/?event=main.notification&reference=A12/00096/20&lng=en