Sargent Art recalls craft paints due to risk of exposure to bacteria

Published: Oct. 5, 2016 at 5:36 PM CDT
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(KFVS) - Sargent Art has recalled about 2.8 million units of craft paints due to the risk of exposure to bacteria.

This recall involves 13 types of Sargent Art tempera and finger paints. 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

The paints were sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online at and from May 2015 to June 2016 for between $1 and $8.

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

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

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

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