Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Being Sold Online. Here’s How to Avoid Scams

Amazon is refunding customer purchases for protective solar eclipse glasses that it hasn’t been able to confirm come from a reputable manufacturer, according to a safety notification from the company. Excitement has been building for the upcoming solar eclipse across the United States on August 21st, and would-be eclipse viewers have purchased protective glasses from retailers such as Amazon.com. However, not all of the glasses found on the site are safe to use, with some vendors selling counterfeit or unsafe versions. Amazon appears to have been cracking down on these suspect glasses. Pages for products such as “MASCOTKING Solar Eclipse Glasses 2017 - CE and ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing -- Eye Protection” and... Continue reading…

Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Being Sold Online. Here’s How to Avoid Scams

Solar eclipse glasses that lack proper protection can lead to eye damage

Mon 14 Aug 17 from TIME

Amazon Offers Refunds On Purchases Of Bogus Solar Eclipse Shades

Amazon has begun issuing refunds to some customers who purchased solar glasses on the site that it suspects of being knockoffs. Due to the upcoming total solar eclipse, there has been a huge ...

Mon 14 Aug 17 from HotHardware

Amazon reportedly issues recall on some solar eclipse glasses - CNET

Retailer warns buyers of some unverified glasses not to use them.

Sun 13 Aug 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Report: Amazon Refunding Customers Who Bought Suspect Solar Eclipse Glasses

With just over a week remaining until the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, Amazon is reportedly issuing refunds to customers who purchased solar eclipse glasses that company has been unable to ...

Sun 13 Aug 17 from SPACE.com

Amazon offers refunds for dodgy solar eclipse glasses

Did you buy a low-cost pair of eclipse glasses hoping to watch the August 21st solar eclipse without spending a fortune? Amazon might be reaching out to you. The company has confirmed ...

Sun 13 Aug 17 from Engadget

Amazon is refunding purchases of unverifiable eclipse eyewear

 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. A lot of folks ...

Sat 12 Aug 17 from TechCrunch

Product Alert: Amazon Warns Of Bad Eclipse Glasses

The online retailer pro-actively emailed costumers who might have bought glasses that aren't safe for viewing next the Aug. 21 eclipse.

Mon 14 Aug 17 from WebMD


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