Amazon is refunding purchases of unverifiable eclipse eyewear

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Amazon is issuing refunds for those who’ve purchased possibly fake solar eclipse glasses on the site in anticipation of this summer’s big solar eclipse event.
However, Amazon has not been able to verify all of the glasses on its site have come from reputable manufacturers and, as first reported in the Verge, has now sent out a safety warning, telling customers not to use the questionable eyewear.
One woman whom Amazon recently refunded, bought 500 eclipse glasses in bulk on the site from a Chinese manufacturer who told her they were safe.
It was only later she learned the manufacturer had purposely misled her with a fake safety labeling.
It goes without saying, but improper eyewear could seriously damage the vision of those looking directly into the eclipse.
Amazon has reportedly been shutting down shops offering unverifiable eclipse eyewear and issuing notifications not to use them in case they cause eye damage but it may be a little too late for some who don’t get the warning in time.
Of course, there’s still a wide selection available to choose from on the site if you are looking to get a pair.
These glasses are verified to block out all but 1/100,000th of the Sun’s light and can protect your eyes from harmful radiation while you enjoy the event.
Also keep in mind NASA and the AAS only recognize a short list of brandsthat meet the proper safety standards.
Check out the full list of approved manufacturers here before buying online.
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