Jul 15, 2014 6:32 PM by Lisa Lyden

Tattoo Ink and Needles recalled- bacterial contamination

A California Company is recalling "all lots" of tattoo Inks and tattoo needles. The Food and Drug Administration says this is due to bacterial contamination.

The FDA reports 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: (this list from the FDA)

Tattoo Inks
sold in kits and separately) Brand Code Size
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) Brand Codes Lot No Expiration
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

The inks and needles are sold in tattoo kits and the inks are also sold separately by 8Decades and White & Blue Lion, on line.

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.



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