Warning: Recall of White & Blue Lion Inks, Needles & Kits
The US Food & Drug Administration just issued a notice of recall of tattoo ink, needles and kits due to microbial contamination.
According to the FDA:
White & Blue Lion, Inc. in the City of Industry, CA 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...The FDA site has the specific brand, codes and lot numbers. And as noted on the site, there has been one case of illness as of yesterday.
The inks are sold separately and also in tattoo kits with needles, which are distributed by 8Decades and White & Blue Lion, Inc. on Amazon.com and other places that will sell tattoo supplies to anyone.
While Needles & Sins readers aren't the type to be or frequent scratchers with cheap starter kits, it's worth noting and passing along.