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Tainted tattoo warning: FDA recalls DIY tattoo kits


POSTED: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 5:51pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:10pm

Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Tattoo Ink, Tattoo Needles, Tattoo kits Due to
Microbial Contamination. The inks and needles are sold in tattoo kits and the inks are also sold separately by 8 Decades and White & Blue Lion, Inc. through icon.

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White & Blue Lion, Inc. in the City of Industry, CA is recalling all lots of tattoo Inks and tattoo needles due to pathogenic bacterial contamination. Use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. The recall includes all tattoo inks, tattoo needles, and tattoo kits distributed by White & Blue Lion including the ones specifically listed below:

All Colors
Multi colored Chinese Dragon Image with black and white lettering Lot No. OR20036
Batch #8
Best if used by 16/12/16 5 ml bottle

Tattoo Needles (included in kits)

Individually packaged in groups of 5
None – labeled as “CE0197 Pre-made tattoo needle”
“sterilized by E.O. Gas” Art No. 1203RL, 1205M, 1205RL, 1205RS, 1209RL, 1207RL, 1207M, 1207RS, 1209M, 1209RS 201308, 201307, 201312, 201402, 201311, 201310 JUN2018

There was a report of one illness as of today’s date. FDA Laboratory testing has found microbial bacterial contamination in both the inks and needles.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers with any questions should contact us at 1-626-586-3485 from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am to 6pm PST.


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