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

Alert number: A12/0097/17

Product:  Tattoo ink

Name: Light Red

Batch number / Barcode:  Lot-Nr. D 199 batch No 199 E06

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Chemical products

Brand: Eternal Ink

Type / number of model:  60 ml, Manufacturing date : 07/14; ‘‘best before’ date 07/2017,

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains nickel (measured value 16.1 mg/kg). Nickel can cause skin irritation and induce sensitisation or elicit allergic responses.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up recommends that the content of nickel in tattoo inks be as low as technically achievable.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.

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

Description:  Tattoo ink in a colourless, plastic bottle with adhesive label, mixing ball and a black screw top incorporating a dispensing nozzle and a rotating cap.

Country of origin: United States

Alert submitted by: Germany