The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: 0915/07

Product:  Tattoo ink – Atom Colour Sonic Green, Hot Yellow and Blaze Orange


Batch number / Barcode: 

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Chemical products

Brand: Atom colour

Type / number of model:  - Sonic Green: 31073, - Hot Yellow: 31073, - Blaze Orange: 30607.

Risk type: Chemical

The products pose a serious chemical risk because the azo-dyes contained in the products may cleave into carcinogenic aromatic amines:

Sonic Green: 1130 mg/kg o-anisidine,
Hot yellow: 374 mg/kg o-anisidine,
Blaze orange: 277 mg/kg o-anisidine and 344 mg/kg 2,4-toluenediamine.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

Description:  Plastic transparent bottle with a white plastic lid. Containing approximately 100 ml.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Alert submitted by: The Netherlands