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Contaminated Tattoo Ink Leads to Company Recall

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adriana_trevino2 years ago

Three forms of grey wash tattoo ink have been recalled due to the contamination of Mycobacterium chelonae, Microbacterium organisms, and the molds Cyptococcus albidus and Penicillium.

About the Grey Wash Tattoo Ink Recall

Thousand Virgins Company out of Miami, FL is recalling many of their products due to microbial contamination tested and found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The contamination of Mycobacterium chelonae, Microbacterium organisms, Cyptococcus albidus, and Penicillium present in each of the ink cases can lead to sepsis, which is a life threatening complication.

As of now, there have been no reported cases linked to the ink contaminations harming anyone; however, it is critical to discontinue use of all products immediately.

Description of Grey Wash Tattoo Ink Products Recalled

  • The ink recall covers grey color shades G1, G2, and G3
  • Recalled ink is branded as Thousand Virgins Grey Wash System
  • Recalled inks have the lot number 129 and expiration date January 16
  • The ink comes in 2 oz. and 4 oz. bottles


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