In July 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that White & Blue Lion, Inc. was recalling all lots of its tattoo ink and other supplies (needles, cups and kits) due to bacterial contamination. Use of these products could result in severe infections and/or sepsis, an inflammatory reaction caused by the presence of bacteria or other germs in the body.
Free White & Blue Lion Tattoo Ink Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a skin infection or other injury after getting a tattoo which involved the use of White & Blue Lion ink, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the Problem?
FDA warned health professionals, tattoo parlors and customers that a nationwide recall had been issued for ALL lots of White & Blue Lion tattoo inks, needles, cups and kits. This recall was initiated after test results confirmed bacterial contamination in unopened packages of the company’s tattoo products. According to the FDA: “Use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection.”
How Do Tattoo Infections Occur?
Injecting contaminated ink into the skin or using contaminated needles can cause localized infections at the site of the tattoo, as well as generalized infections that can spread throughout the body. Symptoms of a tattoo infection include redness, swelling, itching, or blemishes in the tattoo, or severe pain that does not go away. These injuries can require prolonged treatment with antibiotic medications, emergency hospitalization and/or surgery.
Sepsis, a potentially life-threatening blood infection, may result from tattoo ink reactions. Infected areas may be permanently scarred, even after the tattoo has healed. Anyone receiving a tattoo is at risk for infection, but those at greatest risk include people with heart problems, diabetes or otherwise compromised immune systems.
FDA is advising consumers to avoid White & Blue Lion Tattoo supplies included this recall, and to inquire with artists about the types of ink they use prior to going under the needle. Tattoo parlors should not use inks or kits that have been recalled or that have similar packaging to those that have been recalled. Artists are encouraged to examine their supplies to determine whether any of them are affected by this recall.
Do I Have a White & Blue Lion Tattoo Ink Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in White & Blue Lion Tattoo Ink Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new skin infection and other injury cases in all 50 states.
Free White & Blue Lion Tattoo Ink Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered a skin infection or other injury after getting a tattoo which involved the use of White & Blue Lion ink, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a White and Blue Lion Lawsuit and we can help.