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

Alert number: A12/0807/19

Product:  Tattoo ink

Name: Green day

Batch number / Barcode:  lot WFGD171601

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Chemical products

Brand: World Famous TATTOO INK

Type / number of model:  Ref WFGD1, Batch B32587

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains the aromatic amine o-toluidine (measured value 12 mg/kg) and o-anisidine (measured value: 25 mg/kg).
These aromatic amines 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:  Green pigment, the packaging is marked COLOR INDEX, CI (Organic-Azoic) 12477.

Country of origin: United States

Alert submitted by: Italy