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Bacteria Causes Paint Recall

Sargent Art is recalling about 2.8 million units of tempera and finger paints sold throughout the United States and Canada.

The paint has the possibility of containing harmful bacteria that exposing one’s self to it may have adverse health effects in immunocompromised individuals; posing a risk of serious illness including a bacterial infection. Consumers with healthy immune systems would not generally be affected by the 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 along with being made available online at and from May 2015, to June 2016.

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

Consumers may contact Sargent Art at 800-827-8081 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) and Monday through Friday, or online at and click on Recall for more information.

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