WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced 2.8 million units of finger paint has been recalled over possible bacteria contamination.
The CPSC says the paint can have adverse health effects in immunocompromised individuals, posing the risk of serious illness. Officials say consumers with healthy immune systems are generally not affected by the illness.
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 affected products were sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart, and other stores nationwide, online at Amazon.com and ShopSargentArt.com from May 2015 to June 2016.
Consumers who purchased the affected products should stop using the paints and contact Sargent Art for a full refund at 800-827-8081 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.sargentart.com.