In a proposed federal class-action lawsuit, a South Carolina couple claims that Amazon sold defective eclipse-watching glasses that partially blinded them during the solar eclipse on August 21, Ars Technica reports.
Corey Payne and his fiancée Kayla Harris say that because of the glasses, purchased from Amazon, the couple now suffers from "blurriness, a central blind spot, increased sensitivity, changes in perception of color, and distorted vision."
Amazon issued a recall of eclipse glasses in an e-mail sent out to customers, but Payne said he didn't receive the message. His lawsuit is seeking to represent others who may have been injured from the glasses purchased on Amazon. "
Amazon’s August 19, 2017 e-mail 'recall' was tragically too little, too late. Its e-mail notification was insufficient to timely apprise customers of the defective nature of their glasses, and resulted in Plaintiffs and members of the proposed class using defective Eclipse Glasses," the lawsuit says.
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