Sargent Art Recalls Craft Paints over Bacteria Risk


Sargent Art is issuing a recall on 2.8 million units of paint in the United States due to a potential contamination with a harmful bacteria.

About the Sargent Art Craft Paint Recall

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recalled products can contain harmful bacteria, which can have adverse health effects in people with weakened or compromised immune systems.

Serious illnesses can be caused, including bacterial infection. In general, consumers with healthy immune systems are not affected by the bacteria.

No injuries or illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled paint products. Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled products and contact Sargent Art for a full refund.

Details of the Recalled Sargent Art Craft Paint

The recall includes 13 types of Sargent Art tempera and finger paints. The following types of paints are included:

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

All colors and sizes are included in the recall. Products were sold in Hobby Lobby and Walmart stores nationwide as well as online at and

The products were sold between May 2015 and June 2016.

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