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Cedar Hill firefighters warn against Amazon solar eclipse glasses

13 August 2017, 09:45 | Lucia Cruz

PROPER EYEWEAR NEEDED TO WATCH TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN

Stores selling out of eclipse glasses

On Saturday, KGW's photography staff received an email from Amazon, explaining the solar filters the station purchased for the August 21 total solar eclipse were not confirmed safe for viewing.

Amazon has not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer.

The lens caps had the proper ISO number, 12312-2, which has been verified to comply with global safety standards.

"We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse", Amazon wrote.

Before looking at the sun, stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar filters.

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If you normally wear eyeglasses, put the eclipse-viewing glasses over them or hold the hand-held solar viewer in front of them. Saturday morning, Fischer got word from Amazon that the glasses the union ordered may not meet the safety requirements. The glasses are available at the clinic front desk between regular office hours, 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Free solar eclipse viewing glasses will be given out to participants, while supplies last. Both said Amazon will be reimbursing them for their purchase.

Eclipse viewing glasses also will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis on the library plaza, the news release said. However, not all of the glasses found on the site are safe to use, with some vendors selling counterfeit or unsafe versions.

The group's spokesman Rick Fienberg says numerous glasses being sold on Amazon are not certified to be safe.

Anyone who is concerned about their eclipse glasses but did not receive an email about the recall can reach out to Amazon customer service for a refund.



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