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

Alert number: A12/0358/18

Product:  Tattoo product

Name: Terra Di Siena

Batch number / Barcode:  BATCH: RX44Q22Y77W122O72RD68G87IMX40 , EXP: 30/11/2019, LOT: SS199

Risk level: Serious

Category: Chemical products

Brand: INTENZE

Type / number of model:  ARTICLE: ST1199ALEXTER REF: 21C22515G23150074

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains nickel (86 mg/kg) and lead (11 mg/kg).
Nickel can cause skin irritation and induce sensitisation or elicit allergic responses and exposure to lead is harmful for human health and can cause developmental neurotoxicity.

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 lead in tattoo inks do not exceed 2 mg/kg and that the content of nickel in tattoo inks be as low as technically achievable.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Description:  Reddish-brown tattoo ink in a transparent plastic bottle with label and screw-top with dispensing nozzle; volume: 30 ml.

Country of origin: United States

Alert submitted by: Germany