White & Blue Lion Inc. in the City of Industry, Calif. is recalling all lots of tattoo inks and tattoo needles due to pathogenic bacterial contamination. 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.
A list of recalled products can be found on the FDA website: www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm404787.htm
The inks and needles are sold in tattoo kits and the inks are also sold separately by 8Decades and White & Blue Lion, Inc. through www.amazon.com.
One illness has been reported.
FDA Laboratory testing has found microbial bacterial contamination in both the inks and needles.
Release Date: July 11, 2014