Amazon recalls solar glasses

Stores selling out of eclipse glasses


A large swath of Missouri will see the total eclipse on Monday, August 21st.

However, Amazon later contacted them warning that it had not received confirmation from the supplier that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer, and therefore, Amazon recommended people do not use the product to view the sun or the eclipse.

The lens caps had the proper ISO number, 12312-2, which has been verified to comply with worldwide safety standards. While Wisconsinites won't witness a full eclipse, you'll still need "eclipse glasses", or some type of other viewer to safely look directly at it.

The Great American Eclipse, the first solar eclipse visible in all of America since 1979, is coming up fast.

"Just last night we were talking about the glasses, and thinking maybe we shouldn't trust them, even though the Amazon page made it fairly clear they were legit", he said.

Chesterfield resident Carolyn Vokoun got a similar email from Amazon confirming the suspicions she had about the glasses she purchased.

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Gardai and emergency personnel have also been called in to help locate the missing person, along with a massive local effort from fishermen.

A limited supply of free eclipse glasses are also available from the Brookings Public Library (limit two per family). Both said Amazon will be reimbursing them for their purchase.

"Safety is among our highest priorities".

We've reached out to Amazon and MASCOTKING for comment concerning the refunds, and will update if we hear back. However, not all of the glasses found on the site are safe to use, with some vendors selling counterfeit or unsafe versions.

The AAS and NASA have also published a list of legitimate companies making certifiably-safe eclipse glasses.

Eclipse viewing glasses also will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis on the library plaza, the news release said.

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