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

Alert number: A12/0659/17

Product:  Tattoo or permanent make-up ink

Name: Lining Black

Batch number / Barcode:  batch BK99IMX40, Ref 305513H2101, Lot SS157 Exp 08-31-2018

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Chemical products

Brand: Intenze

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)s, including naphthalene (measured values: naphthalene: 2.41 mg/kg; total of PAHs: 2.53 mg/kg). Some PAHs are carcinogenic. 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:  Tattoo ink

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Alert submitted by: The Netherlands