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. Click on the above title for all of the recall information.
Attention Body Art Practitioners
REGISTRATION MUST BE RENEWED ANNUALLY PRIOR TO EXPIRATION DATE.
Renewal requires the following:
Submittal of a current Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) training certificate
Payment of an annual fee (the invoice will be sent to you separately from the registration renewal notice)
You may email a scan or photo of your BBP training certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note any corrections to your mailing address or email address in the email message. Late renewals will be penalized an additional fee, or the account closed and a new registration must be filed.
Need Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Control training? Here is a list of approved BBP Exposure Control training providers for Orange County:
Tommy Tetreault Tommy T’s Body Piercing 19925 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92648 714-374-7393 email@example.com Classroom training available
Kathy Hartman Body Art Training Group 4054 Carmel Brooks Way San Diego, CA 92130 858-792-1630 http://bodyarttraininggroup.com/ Course BATG001CA only Classroom and online training available
Cathy Montie Cathy Montie Body Art Training Company 8055 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #106 San Diego, CA 92111 619-303-5893 http://www.cathymontie.com/ Classroom and online training available
DMS School of Health and Safety 11642 Knott Ave., #5, Garden Grove, CA 92841 714-226-9420 Brenda Baker/ Dennis Flores Classroom training available
Evon’s Permanent Makeup/Evon’s Beauty College 7721 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92841 1500 E. Village Way, Suite #2145, Orange, CA 92865 714-478-8806 Trainer: Irene Zafra Classroom training available, in English and Vietnamese
Alliance of Professional Tattooists 215 W. 18th Street, Suite 210 Kansas City, Mo 64108 816-979-1300 Classroom and conference training available
If you are interested in becoming an approved BBP Exposure Control training provider in Orange County, please submit the required documentation as outlined in the Trainer Approval Checklist.
Tattooing, Body Piercing & Permanent Cosmetics
Recent state legislation requires all practitioners of "body arts", including tattooing, body piercing, and application of permanent cosmetics, to register with the local health department. Registration requirements for operators at this time include review of proposed regulations, completion of an application form, and payment of a $39.00 registration fee.
State laws establishing minimum requirements for body art are provided in the California Safe Body Art Act (Act) which was enacted to provide minimum statewide standards for the regulation of persons engaged in the business of body art in California. Body art includes tattoo, body piercing, branding, and the application of permanent cosmetics. The requirements are intended to protect both the practitioner and the client from transmission of infectious diseases. Inspections will occur at all body art facilities within the County of Orange. The Act resides in the California Health and Safety Code (H&SC), Division 104, Part 15, Sections (§§) 119300-119328. AB 300 repeals current provisions and enacts the Safe Body Art Act as of July 1, 2012.
To access the Safe Body Art Act, please click on the PDF Download PDF
For specific information regarding the operation of body art facilities, please call Environmental Health Body Art program at 714-433-6000 to speak to a Specialist.
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