Amazon Begins Recall of Potentially Hazardous Solar Eclipse Glasses

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Passengers gather to watch the total solar eclipse onboard the Indonesian cruise ship KM Kelud near the island of Belitung in Indonesia on March 9, 2016. A total solar eclipse swept across the country, witnessed by hoardes of sky gazers and marked by parties, colourful tribal rituals and Muslim prayers. / AFP / GOH CHAI HIN (Photo credit should read GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses

Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit.

Harris and Payne started to experience headaches and eye watering later that day. In the following days, they developed vision impairment, including twisted and blurriness vision, their lawsuit stated.

Starting on August 10, Amazon said it started to issue a recall of potentially hazardous solar eclipse glasses. Amazon did not disclose a list of vendors that are affected or the scale of this recall.

Reporting by Tina Bellon; Editing by Anthony Lin and Cynthia Osterman

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com (AMZN.O) was hit by a proposed class action lawsuit by a few who claims defective eclipse glasses purchased through the online retailer damaged their eyes.

Harris and Payne said they didn’t get notice of the recall. They are seeking to represent different customers who suffered similar injuries from the alleged negligence of the company and never received a warning from Amazon.

The couple said they did not look when they viewed the eclipse, without wearing the glasses.

Released at Thu, 31 Aug 2017 04:17:30 +0000
Experts cautioned the public to steer clear of counterfeits flooding the United States in the runup. While no data exists for many eclipse glasses were in circulation shady suppliers of purportedly colors that were solar-safe abound online, experts said.

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