Illinois and Wisconsin Included in Sargent Art Craft Paint Recall
Sargent Art craft paint has issues a massive recall on their tempura and finger paints due to a bacterial contamination. This recall affects those in Illinois and Wisconsin.
NBC Chicago reports that 2.8 million units of the craft paint that were sold nationwide between May 2015 and June 2016 all contain a harmful bacteria.
"The recall involves 13 types of Sargent Art Tempera and Finger Paints in different colors and sizes. The paints were sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon.com and ShopSargentArt.com."
If you have any of these paints the company is urging to stop using them and contact them for a full refund.
Click here for the list of the types and sizes of paints that are being recalling.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission state that if a person is exposed to the bacteria "it 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."
To find out more information or what you need to do if you have these paints you are to call "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.'"
Ewww... that's nasty and scary at the same time. I'll make sure my friend Michelle sees this because she has a box of craft paint we've used for painting night we had and her daughter uses them to to paint and make crafts.