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BODY ART

RECALL ALERT

Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Tattoo Ink, Tattoo Needles, and Tattoo Kits Due to Microbial Contamination

July 11, 2014 - 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, Inc.

For more information about this recall, click here.

About the Safe Body Art Act
Assembly Bill (AB) 300, the Safe Body Art Act, became effective throughout throughout California on July 1, 2012. AB 300 supersedes the Los Angeles County Body Art Ordinance in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and the 14 cities where it was adopted. The Body Art Program enforces the Safe Body Art Act in all areas of Los Angeles County, except the cities of Long Beach, Pasadena, and Vernon.

The Safe Body Art Act regulates tattooing, branding, body piercing, and permanent makeup. The ordinance requires all body art practitioners to annually register with the County, obtain annual blood-borne pathogen training, provide documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination status, obtain specific health information from clients, and obtain “informed consent” from clients.

The Safe Body Art Act also requires the owner of a body art facility to obtain a Health Permit, operate the facility in a safe and clean manner, maintain written procedures for the operation of the facility, and maintain records of training and equipment sterilization. AB 300 also regulates the performance of body art at body art events, in temporary demonstration booths, and in vehicles.

The Body Art Program’s inspectors conduct annual inspections of body art facilities to determine compliance with the Safe Body Art Act and may suspend or revoke permits and registrations under specified conditions.

Questions? Contact us at (626) 430-5570.


What's New?
Proposed Change in Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Backflow Prevention Device Proposed Fee Change  

Effective Now: AB2130
No Bare Hand Contact with Ready-to-Eat Foods REPEALED  

Permit and License Billing

Taking care of your Public Health Permit or License just got easier! Read more here.

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