Sargent Art craft paints recalled for bacteria risk

(Consumer Product Safety Commission)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Sargent Art is recalling about 2.8 million units of tempera and finger paints that may contain a harmful bacteria.

The Hazleton, Pennsylvania-based company has received no reports of illnesses, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission says the paints pose a serious exposure risk to people with weak immune systems.

The paints were 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 with healthy immune systems are not generally affected by the bacteria.




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