Amazon is warning some of its customers about phony safety glasses bought for next week’s total solar eclipse.
In an email, the online retailer wrote:
To protect your eyes when viewing the sun or an eclipse, NASA and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) advise you to use solar eclipse glasses or other solar filters from recommended manufacturers.
Viewing the sun or an eclipse using any other glasses or filters could result in loss of vision or permanent blindness.
Amazon has not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer. We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse.”
Customers are also offered a full refund for the counterfeit glasses. It isn’t known how many companies are affected by the recall.
For a list of reputable vendors, visit the American Astronomical Society website.