Radiant Colors recalls Victor Portugal Lining Black tattoo ink
- Starting date:
- February 9, 2018
- Posting date:
- February 9, 2018
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Microbial Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Radiant Colors Victor Portugal Lining Black tattoo ink, Lot 003, EXP 09-18
This recall involves Radiant Colors Victor Portugal Lining Black, Lot 003, EXP. 09-18 tattoo ink. The lot number can be found on the left edge of the label, starting with the letter "L", for example "L003".
Analysis of a sample of LOT 003 performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined this lot of ink is contaminated with the bacteria Bacillus altitudinis. Use of the contaminated tattoo ink poses a risk of skin or systemic infection.
As of January 31, 2018, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
Approximately 34 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The affected product was sold from October 2014 to November 2017.
Place of origin
Manufactured in United States.
Radiant Colors, Inc.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the ink and contact Radiant Colors for a replacement product.
For more information, consumers may contact Radiant Colors by telephone at 1-800-515-1808 between 09:00 am to 4:00 pm PST, Monday to Friday, and by email
Please note that, in addition to the requirements of the Cosmetics Regulations, the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) prohibits the sale of cosmetics that are either made with hazardous substances, or under unsanitary conditions, to users in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.