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

The Verge Saturday, 12 August 2017 ()
Amazon is issuing refunds to customers who purchased suspect solar eclipse glassesAmazon is refunding customer purchases for protective solar eclipse glasses that it hasn’t been able to confirm come from a reputable manufacturer, according to a safety notification from the company.

Excitement has been building for the upcoming solar eclipse across the United States on August 21st, and would-be eclipse viewers have purchased protective glasses from retailers such as Amazon.com. However, not all of the glasses found on the site are safe to use, with some vendors selling counterfeit or unsafe versions.

Amazon appears to have been cracking down on these suspect glasses. Pages for products such as “MASCOTKING Solar Eclipse Glasses 2017 - CE and ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing -- Eye Protection” and...
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The glasses may not come from a recommended manufacturer, according to Amazon. Jeff Michael reports.

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