Arts and crafts paints recalled, may contain harmful bacteria

    (AP) More than 2.5 million containers of arts and crafts paints are being recalled because they may contain harmful bacteria.

    The recall involves 13 types of Sargent Art tempera and finger paints in different colors and sizes.

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

    The paints were sold nationwide and in Canada at Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores, as well as online at and The paints were sold from May 2015 through June 2016.

    Consumers can contact Sargent Art at 800-827-8081 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at

    You can find more information at