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FDA Recalls Home Tattoo Kits

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The FDA has issued a recall on some home tattoo kits, claiming that they could cause harmful infections. The kits included in the recall are those marketed by White and Blue Lion, Inc. Both companies issued recalls on these products in July, but now the FDA is also requesting that customers return these products to the manufacturers immediately.

"FDA has confirmed one case of skin infection involving a consumer that used this company's tattoo products, and we are aware of other reports linked to tattoo products with similar packaging," FDA Office of Cosmetics and Colors chief Dr. Linda Katz said in a statement.

"If you're buying tattoo inks or getting a tattoo from a professional tattoo artist, you should first examine the products to determine whether the inks or kits meet the above descriptions," Katz said adding that tattooing "poses a risk of infection to anyone, but the risk is particularly high for those with pre-existing heart or circulatory disease, diabetes or compromised immune systems."

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