A couple from South Carolina wants to take legal action against Amazon after purchasing a pair of broken eclipse glasses. The pair claims to have used the glasses the entire time during the eclipse, but they still experienced pain and vision impairment afterwards. Now, the couple proposed a class action lawsuit against the retailer for commercializing defective products which damaged their vision.
The couple issued a lawsuit against Amazon
The lawsuit was filed in court on Tuesday. The couple, Corey Payne and Kayla Harris, bought the eclipse glasses three-pack sometime at the beginning of August. Since the pack was sold on Amazon, they thought the glasses were safe for the eclipse viewing, and that their eyes won’t suffer any damage.
On August 21st, they watched the eclipse while wearing the Amazon glasses. They kept them on the entire time, and didn’t look at the sun without wearing them. However, later in the day, they felt their eyes watering, and started experiencing headaches. Over the next days, their vision got blurry, and the images they perceived got blurry.
Amazon claims to have issued a recall on some of their eclipse glasses
Amazon didn’t release any comments immediately after the lawsuit was issued. Later, the company admitted that some of the eclipse glasses they sold might not have been safe. Starting August 10th, they claim to have issued a recall on some of these glasses, as they haven’t been manufactured by trustworthy producers.
Amazon says it has emailed customers and informed them the company couldn’t check if these glasses were up to the safety standards. However, the retailer didn’t reveal how big the recall was, or where these glasses might have come from.
Payne and Harris received no notice of this recall, so they have more reasons to have issued this lawsuit. Now, they are looking for other people in the same situations, who didn’t receive any information regarding a recall, and damaged their viewing due to using improper eclipse glasses.
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