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

Alert number: A12/01126/20

Product:  Tattoo ink

Name: Mixing Yellow

Barcode:  Unknown
Batch number:  011-1D20211121, Mindestens haltbar bis: 21.11.2021

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Chemical products

Brand: Fusion Ink

Type / number of model:  FI-046

Counterfeit: UNKNOWN

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains an excessive amount of cadmium (measured value: 1.2 ppm). Cadmium is harmful to human health because it accumulates in the body, can damage the kidneys and bones and it may cause cancer. Additionally, according to the list of ingredients, the product contains the colourant pigment yellow 14 (CI 21095), which releases the aromatic amine 3,3'-dichlorobenzidine. This aromatic amine is skin sensitiser and may also 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 cadmium do not exceed 0,2 ppm and that aromatic amines with carcinogenic mutagenic, reprotoxic or sensitising properties should neither be present nor released from azo-colourants.

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

Description:  30 ml of yellow tattoo ink.

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: Germany