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

13 August 2017, 09:48 | Kevin Scott

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

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

As the total solar eclipse on August 21 draws closer, Amazon is recalling a line of solar eclipse glasses that may not be safe for viewing. Pairs with an ISO number of 12312-2.

"We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse", Amazon wrote. With the date quickly approaching, and many stores selling out, people are wondering where to buy eclipse safety glasses.

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

According to, the material for safe viewing glasses is affordable and readily available through astronomical supply houses and at their website.

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KGW viewer Heather Andersen said she bought two separate sets of solar glasses and learned both were not verified.

"Safety is among our highest priorities". The notification also says that customers don't need to return the glasses in order to get a refund. Out of an abundance of caution, we have proactively reached out to customers and provided refunds for eclipse glasses that may not comply with industry standards.

If you received this email from Amazon, there are other places to purchase eclipse glasses. Customers who purchased these glasses are getting refunds, along with a warning not to use them.

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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