Nearly 3M Units of Craft Paints Recalled Due to Harmful Bacteria

The paints were sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon.com and ShopSargentArt.com from May 2015 through June 2016

This recall includes 13 types of Sargent Art tempera and finger paints, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and involves 2.8 million units of paint in the U.S. in addition to 20,000 units in Canada.
This recall includes 13 types of Sargent Art tempera and finger paints, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and involves 2.8 million units of paint in the U.S. in addition to 20,000 units in Canada.

(NBC) — About 2.8 million units of craft paints sold in stores across the U.S. have been recalled due to containing harmful bacteria.

The recall involves 13 types of Sargent Art Tempera and Finger Paints in different colors and sizes. The paints were sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon.com and ShopSargentArt.com from May 2015 through June 2016.

Consumers are being urged to stop using the paints immediately and contact Sargent Art for a full refund, according to the recall from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
All colors and sizes of the following types of Sargent Art paints are included in the recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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

For more information, contact Sargent Art at 800-827-8081 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and Monday through Friday, or online at www.sargentart.com and click on “Recall.”

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