Amazon has recalled some of the solar eclipse viewing glasses sold on their internet shopping site. The recall was issued after Amazon could not confirm that some of these glasses were made by one of the recommended manufacturers. NASA along with the American Astronomical Society, urged the use of glasses made by “reputable vendors” that have an international safety standard number of ISO12312-2.
Amazon began emailing those who purchased the recalled glasses prior to the solar eclipse. If you are concerned that your glasses may have been involved, check all your email inboxes to see if an email was sent by Amazon. If you did not receive an email from the company, your glasses should be safe according to Amazon.
The solar glasses approved for the solar eclipse block 100,000 times more light than regular sunglasses. Staring at the sun for even a brief period could have negative, lasting effects on your vision.
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PBS NEWSHOUR, “Amazon recalls potentially hazardous solar eclipse glasses”
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