Solid Ink – Matte Black – LOT 08.13.18 Exp 08.2022 Tattoo ink recall

Alert number: A12/00101/20       
Category:  Chemical products
Product:  Tattoo ink
Brand: Solid Ink
Name: Matte Black
Type / number of model:  Matte Black
Batch number:  LOT 08.13.18 Exp 08.2022
Risk type:  Chemical
The product contains an excessive amount of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) among which Benzo[a]pyrene (measured total values: 73.6 mg/kg and 900 µg/kg).

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 the levels of impurities of benzo[a]pyrene 5 µg/kg.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

Description:  29,5 ml of black tattoo ink. The product was also sold online.
Packaging description:  The product is sold in a transparent plastic bottle with dispensing nozzle and screw cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Sweden

Date Recalled : 24/01/2020

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