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

  • Sargent Art Arts and Crafts Paints
Name of Product:
Arts and crafts tempera and finger paints
Hazard:

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.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
October 04, 2016
Units:
About 2.8 million units of paint in the U.S. (in addition, 20,000 units in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Sargent Art at 800-827-8081 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and Monday through Friday, or online at www.sargentart.com and click on “Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

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

 

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and ShopSargentArt.com from May 2015 to June 2016 for between $1 and $8.
Manufacturer(s):
Sargent Art, of Hazleton, Pa.
Manufactured In:
U.S.A
Recall number:
17-003
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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SaferProducts.gov