Amazon is issuing refunds to customers who purchased suspect solar eclipse glasses

Pablo Tucker
August 13, 2017

(Farmington) If you're wanting to watch the solar eclipse on August 21st, astronomers are warning viewers to make sure the special eclipse viewing glasses you use are legitimate.

The lens caps had the proper ISO number, 12312-2, which has been verified to comply with worldwide safety standards.

Many viewers told KOIN 6 News Saturday they had received this email, forcing them to purchase new ones.

"We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse", Amazon wrote.

Amazon appears to have been cracking down on these suspect glasses.

Fayetteville Public Library - The library is giving away the glasses while supplies last during an eclipse prep event on Sunday (Aug. 13) from 1:30-4 p.m.

"Safety is among our highest priorities".

In light of recent news about potentially defective or counterfeit eclipse-viewing glasses, Dr. Michael Chipps - president of Northeast - sent an email reassuring the "college family" that the solar eclipse glasses being distributed by Northeast were manufactured in the United States and have been certified by the British Standards Institute.

Anyone who is concerned about their eclipse glasses but did not receive an email about the recall can reach out to Amazon customer service for a refund.

Those that are in stock require customers to buy packs of multiple glasses that cost anywhere between $25 dollars up to hundreds of dollars depending on the quantity.

The public is encouraged to come and learn about the Solar Eclipse that will take place on August 21, and how to view the eclipse safely.

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