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Sargent Art Recalls Bacteria Contaminated Crafts Paints

— October 5, 2016

In conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Sargent Art recalls bacteria contaminated crafts paints. Roughly 2.8M units sold in the U.S. contain the harmful, but not publicly identified bacteria. So far, no problems have been reported due to the contamination; however, those with compromised immune systems face a greater risk of developing serious bacterial infections. Those whose immune systems are healthy most likely won’t be affected.

The recalled paints were sold throughout the U.S. via Walmart, Hobby Lobby and other bricks-and-mortar stores, in addition to online sales through and The affected paints were sold from May 2015 – June 2016 and include different colors and sizes of 13 varieties of Sargent Art Tempera and Finger Paints. Per the CPSC, all colors and sizes of the following paints are part of 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
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If you have any of the affected paints, please stop using them immediately. You can get a full refund from Sargent Art, as well as more information, by contacting them via the methods listed below:

  • 800-827-8081 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday, or
  • Online at (click on “Recall” at the center of the page)


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