Sargent Art Recalls Craft Paints Due to Risk of Exposure to Bacteria

the paint can contain harmful bacteria

Sargent Art Recalls Craft Paints Due to Risk of Exposure to Bacteria
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October 4, 2016

Sargent Art is recalling nearly three million units of Sargent Art tempera and finger paints, because they could contain harmful bacteria.

The affected paint was sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart, and other stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon.com and ShopSargentArt.com.

All colors and sizes of the following types of Sargent Art paints are included in the recall:

  • Art-Time Tempera Paint
  • Liquid Tempera Paint
  • Art-Time Washable Finger Paint
  • Supreme Tempera Paint
  • Art-Time Washable Fluorescent Finger Paint
  • Value Tempera Paint
  • Art-Time Washable Fluorescent Tempera Paint
  • Washable Finger Paint
  • Art-Time Washable Glitter Finger Paint
  • Washable Glitter Paint
  • Art-Time Washable Paint
  • Washable Tempera Paint
  • Fluorescent Tempera Paint

Exposure to certain bacteria can have adverse health effects in immunocompromised individuals, posing a risk of serious illness including a bacterial infection.

Consumers with healthy immune systems are not generally affected by the bacteria.

No illnesses have been reported, to date.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled paints and contact Sargent Art for a full refund.

For additional information, consumers can contact Sargent Art at (800) 827-8081.