Bacteria concerns prompt craft paint recall

(WPRI) — Sargent Art is recalling arts and crafts tempera and finger paints because it said the products may contain harmful bacteria.

The recall involves 13 types of paint. All colors and sizes of the following types of Sargent Art paints are included in the recall:

Consumers can call Sargent Art at 800-827-8081 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or reach the company online at and click on “Recall” for more information.


  • 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 products in question were sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores nationwide, as well as online at and from May 2015 to June 2016.