Tattoo Ink & Tattoo Needle Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Tattoo Ink and Tattoo Needle Recall [US]White & Blue Lion recalls some Tattoo Inks and Tattoo Needles due to pathogenic bacterial contamination, a serious health hazard. FDA:

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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Tattoo Inks and Tattoo Needles are subject to this recall:

  • White & Blue Lion Tattoo Inks: all colors; multi-colored Chinese Dragon Image with black and white lettering, 5 ml bottle; product codes: lot number: OR20036; batch #8; best if used by 16/12/16
  • White & Blue Lion Tattoo Needles (included in kits), individually packaged in groups of 5, labeled as “CE0197 Pre-made tattoo needle” and “sterilized by E.O. Gas”; article number: 1203RL, 1205M, 1205RL, 1205RS, 1209RL, 1207RL, 1207M, 1207RS, 1209M, 1209RS; lot numbers: 201308, 201307, 201312, 201402, 201311, 201310; expiration date: JUN2018

According to the FDA, use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. The recalled Inks and Needles are sold in Tattoo Kits and the Inks are also sold separately by 8Decades and White & Blue Lion, Inc. through


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