US: Amazon faces lawsuit over 'faulty' eclipse glassesLast updated on Sep 02, 2017, 07:42 am
US-based Corey Payne and Kayla Harris are going after Amazon because they believe, the solar eclipse glasses, purchased on the site, were faulty.
They had headaches and vision impairment after using them to watch the solar eclipse on August 21.
Amazon had issued a recall on August 10 of potentially hazardous eclipse glasses. However, the couple said they were not informed about it.
What's the allegation?
Amazon's warning and the recall attempt was "tragically too little, too late," mentioned the US couple in their legal documents, while filing a proposed class action lawsuit against the online retailer.
Although Amazon declined to comment on this particular case, it claimed that customers were emailed notifying the recall of certain solar eclipse glasses, that it was unable to verify.
Here's what happened
Amazon didn't disclose the brands involved or the scale of recall.
This was the first total solar eclipse to cross the North American continent from ocean to ocean since 1918. The couple said they didn't look into the sky, directly, without their Amazon-bought glasses.
Several hours after watching the eclipse, they started experiencing headaches and eye watering. Later, it led to vision impairment.
Time will tell
The couple also wants to represent other customers, who like them, didn't receive a warning from the online retailer and suffered similar injuries due to the faulty solar eclipse glasses.
They want Amazon to bear the medical cost of monitoring the eyes of the affected customers to see how much damage, if any, has taken place.