Alert number: A12/00109/20
Name: Black Brown
Batch number / Barcode: LU2019010231
Type of alert: Serious
Category: Chemical products
Type / number of model: Tattoo ink for permanent make-up
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains nickel (measured value: 50 mg/kg) as well as an excessive amount of zinc and arsenic (measured values: 210 mg/kg and 5.6 mg/kg).
Nickel can cause skin irritation, induce sensitisation or elicit allergic responses. Zinc is toxic and may cause neurological disorders. Arsenic is toxic and might 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 the levels of nickel are as low as technically achievable and that the levels of impurities of zinc do not exceed 50 ppm and of arsenic 2 ppm.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
Description: 8 ml of brown tattoo ink for permanent make-up.
Country of origin: People’s Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Date Recalled : 24/01/2020