Amazon is issuing refunds to prospects who bought suspect photo voltaic eclipse glasses


Amazon is refunding buyer purchases for protecting photo voltaic eclipse glasses that it hasn’t been in a position to verify come from a good producer, in line with a security notification from the corporate.

Pleasure has been constructing for the upcoming photo voltaic eclipse throughout the USA on August 21st, and would-be eclipse viewers have bought protecting glasses from retailers reminiscent of Amazon.com. Nonetheless, not the entire glasses discovered on the location are secure to make use of, with some distributors promoting counterfeit or unsafe variations.

Amazon seems to have been cracking down on these suspect glasses. Pages for merchandise reminiscent of “MASCOTKING Photo voltaic Eclipse Glasses 2017 – CE and ISO Licensed Protected Shades for Direct Solar Viewing — Eye Safety” and others that the corporate hasn’t been in a position to confirm as coming from a advisable producer have been faraway from the location. Clients who bought these glasses are getting refunds, together with a warning to not use them. The notification additionally says that prospects don’t have to return the glasses with a view to get a refund.

We’ve reached out to Amazon and MASCOTKING for remark in regards to the refunds, and can replace if we hear again.

Having the best glasses is of specific concern, particularly as demand for them soars within the days main as much as the occasion. Staring straight into the solar is can injury your eyes, and would-be eclipse viewers could possibly be purchases and utilizing merchandise that received’t correctly shield them. The Worldwide Group for Standardization has set forth tips for glasses, which block out all however 1/100,000th of the Solar’s gentle, and solely a choose group of producers have produced glasses which might be acknowledged and accepted by NASA and the American Astronomical Society.

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