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

Posted at 9:54 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 21:55:17-04

Sargent Art has recalled about 2.8 million units of arts and crafts tempera and finger paints in the U.S. due to a risk of exposure to bacteria.

No incidents have been reported, but 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.

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 recalled paint has been sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online at and from May 2015 to June 2016 for between $1 and $8.

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