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

Sargent Art Arts and Crafts Paints

Sargent Art Arts and Crafts Paints

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 4, 2016

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Arts and crafts tempera and finger paints
Hazard;  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. Consumers with healthy immune systems are not generally affected by the bacteria.
Consumer 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.

Recall Details

Units:  About 2.8 million units of paint in the U.S. (in addition, 20,000 units in Canada)
Description:  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  
Incidents/Injuries:  None reported
Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled paints and contact Sargent Art for a full refund.
Sold At:  Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online at and from May 2015 to June 2016 for between $1 and $8.
Manufacturer(s):  Sargent Art, of Hazleton, Pa.
Manufactured In:  U.S.A