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Recall alert: Nearly 3 million kids’ paint kits may contain harmful bacteria
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has just announced a widespread recall of paints for crafters and kids because they may contain harmful bacteria.
Return these products for a refund if you have them at home
Do your kids like to play with tempera or finger paints?
Sargent Art is recalling some 2.8 million units sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon for between $1 and $8.
The products — marketed under the Sargent Art-Time name — were sold from May 2015 to June 2016.
“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,” the CPSC writes online. “Consumers with healthy immune systems are not generally affected by the bacteria.”
All sizes of the following 13 Sargent Art tempera and finger paints are included in the recall:
|Art-Time Tempera Paint
|Art-Time Washable Finger Paint
|Art-Time Washable Fluorescent Finger Paint
|Art-Time Washable Fluorescent Tempera Paint
|Art-Time Washable Glitter Finger Paint
|Art-Time Washable Paint
|Fluorescent Tempera Paint
|Liquid Tempera Paint
|Supreme Tempera Paint
|Value Tempera Paint
|Washable Finger Paint
|Washable Glitter Paint
|Washable Tempera Paint
No injuries have been reported.
If you have any of these products, contact Sargent Art for a refund.