Recall Alert: Amazon Issues Warning on Eclipse Glasses in Indiana, Illinois Hours Before Event

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Indianapolis, IN – With the total solar eclipse looming just hours away, a recall alert has been issued for certain solar eclipse glasses sold on Amazon. 

The online retail giant has identified a “potential safety concern” with the Biniki Solar Eclipse Glasses, which were inaccurately labeled as “AAS Approved 2024 – CE & ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing (6 Packs).” These glasses, not recognized by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) as safe, pose a risk of eye injury if used during the eclipse. 

Customers who purchased the affected glasses have been advised by Amazon not to use them for viewing the eclipse. Amazon’s proactive outreach includes a detailed email to purchasers, emphasizing the safety risk and outlining steps for identifying genuine safe eclipse glasses. 

Refunds are being issued automatically, with no need for customers to return the product. This move comes amidst increasing reports of counterfeit eclipse glasses entering the market, complicating efforts to ensure public safety during this eagerly anticipated astronomical event.

Amazon’s recall and the subsequent warning highlight the importance of verifying the safety of eclipse viewing glasses. As Indiana residents and others across the path of the eclipse prepare for this rare spectacle, they are urged to take immediate action to ensure they have the appropriate protective eyewear.

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