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

Alert number: A12/1862/17

Product:  Tattoo ink

Name: Lining Black

Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: BK135JMX40; Lot: SS 250; Exp. 1/31/2022

Risk level: Serious

Category: Chemical products

Brand: Intenze

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)s, including benzo(a)pyrene (measured values: benzo(a)pyrene: 0.2 mg/kg; total of PAHs: 42.5 mg/kg).
Some PAHs are carcinogenic, including benzo(a)pyrene.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that the level of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) does not exceed 0.005 mg/kg and the total amount of PAHs does not exceed 0.5 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with national legislation.

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:  Black tattoo ink, black plastic bottle with screw top.

Country of origin: United States

Alert submitted by: Germany