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

Alert number: A12/0576/19

Product:  Tattoo ink


Batch number / Barcode:  Batch RD62Y71067IMX40 LOT SS191 EXP 07/31/2019

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Chemical products


Type / number of model:  REF 7C17014G31110040 Article ST1170LRL

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains the aromatic amine o-anisidine (measured value: 70 mg/kg).
This aromatic amine can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that aromatic amines with carcinogenic mutagenic, reprotoxic or sensitising properties should neither be present in tattoos and permanent make-up products nor released from azo-colourants.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Description:  Transparent plastic bottle with a black cap containing red tattoo ink.

Country of origin: United States

Alert submitted by: Italy