Consumer product recall

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:

Affected products

Radiant Colors Victor Portugal Lining Black tattoo ink, Lot 003, EXP 09-18

Product description

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".

Hazard identified

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.

Number sold

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.

Los Angeles



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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.