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Health & FitFDA: Tattoo inks recalled because they're contaminated with bacteria

20:52  16 may  2019
20:52  16 may  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of six types of tattoo ink because they are contaminated with bacteria.

The tattoo inks, made by a handful of manufacturers, are contaminated with microorganisms that can lead to serious injuries and an increased risk of infection since the skin barrier is broken during a procedure, the FDA said in a statement released Wednesday.

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Common symptoms of an infection caused by tattoo ink are the appearance of rashes or lesions consisting of red papules near where the ink was placed, said the agency, which is working to remove the contaminated products from the market.

Some infections can also leave permanent scarring, the FDA said.

The inks affected by the recall:

  • Scalpaink SC, Scalpaink PA, and Scalpaink AL basic black tattoo inks manufactured by Scalp Aesthetics (all lots)
  • Dynamic Color - Black tattoo ink manufactured by Dynamic Color Inc  (lots 12024090 and 12026090)
  • Solid Ink-Diablo (red) tattoo ink manufactured by Color Art Inc. (dba Solid Ink) (dba Antone's Ink) (lot 10.19.18)

The FDA advises consumers to ask tattoo artists or studios what ink they use before a procedure. Studios and artists are advised to no longer use the recalled inks.

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FDA considers the inks used in intradermal tattoos , including permanent makeup, to be cosmetics. The inks associated with this outbreak were voluntarily recalled by the company that marketed them in 2004. In the spring of 2012, we received reports of infections from contaminated inks , resulting in

The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc. recalled inks in in-home tattoo kits after testing At least one skin infection has been linked to the company's products, and FDA officials say they are

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