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Published On: Thu, Jul 17th, 2014

Tattoo ink recall update: No Mycobacteria were isolated

In a follow up on the White & Blue Lion tattoo supplies recall earlier this week, the FDA Laboratory testing that found microbial bacterial contamination in both the inks and needles has ruled out Mycobacterium as one of the contaminants.

ucm404814According to the updated FDA recall notice:

From the tattoo kits (ink and needles) a variety of potentially pathogenic organisms were isolated and identified including: Gram negative bacteria, Gram positive rods and cocci, which when identified to the genus and species levels included: Bacilllus spp. Sphingomonas paucimobilis, Micrococcus lutes, Corynebacterium spp., Clostridium botulinum and other Clostridium spp. No Mycobacteria were isolated.

From the ink sets a variety of potentially pathogenic organisms were isolated and identified including: Gram negative bacteria, Gram positive rods and cocci, which when identified to the genus and species levels included: Bacillus spp, Acinetobacter spp., Staphylococcus haemolyticus, Sphingomonas paucimobilis. No Mycobacteria were isolated. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

 

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