By: Kyle James | 08-31-2017 | News

Amazon Sued After Fake Eclipse Glasses Caused Eye Damage

Amazon has been named in a lawsuit, even after issuing recalls for solar eclipse glasses and sending out warnings to beware of fakes. The proposed class action lawsuit is by a couple who claims defective eclipse glasses they purchased through Amazon damaged their eyes.

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Corey Payne and his fiancee, Kayla Harris, say they purchased a three-pack of the special eclipse glasses and didn't look at the eclipse without them. Just hours after the eclipse they began to experience headaches and eye watering. In the next several days the symptoms got worse and they began to have vision impairment that included blurriness and distorted vision according to their lawsuit. These injuries can come after looking directly at the sun. One man was permanently blinded after starting at the eclipse in the 1960s. Amazon says they began to send out notices to beware of fake eclipse glasses on August 10.

Amazon did not say how many vendors were selling the fake eclipse glasses nor did they disclose the scale of the recall. Payne and his fiance along with several other people say they did not get a notice of the recall. Others are saying they are suffering similar injuries after the company allegedly failed to properly notify it's consumers. It is likely that Payne and Harris have a solid case against Amazon if they cannot prove they delivered the notices to every customer who purchased the glasses.

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