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Substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up
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Dossier intended by
Notification of intention
Expected date of submission
Other substance information relevant for restriction
The starting point for the scope of this assessment is the list of substances restricted in the Cosmetics Products Regulation (EC) N° 1223/2009 as well as substances with harmonised classification as CMR Cat. 1(a), 1(b) or 2 or as skin sensitiser. This scope will also cover the substances in the Council of Europe Resolution (ResAP(2008)1) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up ( ECHA and partner Member States (Denmark, Germany, Italy, and Norway) will analyse the risks to human health of the substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up.
Details on the scope of the restriction
Restricting the placing on the market of certain chemicals in tattoo inks and permanent make-up.
Reason for restriction
The Commission has asked ECHA to assess the risk of chemicals in tattoo inks and permanent make-up, the relevant socio-economic impacts and the need for European Union-wide action beyond any national measures already in place by preparing an Annex XV dossier for restriction.
Other remarks
The primary concern is human health risks for the general population. Risks not related to the chemicals (e.g. hygiene concerns as well as other provisions like e.g. notification, warnings and labelling of/in tattoo inks) can continue to be regulated at the Member State level. Given the complexity of the dossier, which covers many thousands of substances, the Dossier Submitters did not consider it possible to meet the anticipated submission date of 14 July 2017. Therefore it was agreed to submit the Dossier by the next available deadline on 6 October 2017.