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

Alert number: A12/0651/17

Product:  Tattoo ink

Name: Triple Black

Batch number / Barcode:  batch 10.07.15 ; production date 2015.07.10 ; expiry date 2018.07.10

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Chemical products

Brand: Eternal Ink

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) naphthalene (measured value: 13.87 mg/kg). Naphthalene is a carcinogenic substance for which a safe level cannot be established.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up recommends that the total amount of PAHs do not exceed 0.5 mg/kg.

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

Description:  30 ml bottle of tattoo ink.

Country of origin: United States

Alert submitted by: The Netherlands