Watch Out for Fake Eclipse Glasses

David Reitzel astronomical lecturer at Griffith Observatory shows the right kind of solar glass to use to see the eclipse

"Look for ISO 12312-2 to be printed on the product".

Many other people received similar emails from Amazon for eclipse glasses, as stores are selling out of the hot-ticket items with one week to go before the eclipse.

Many viewers told KOIN 6 News Saturday they had received this email, forcing them to purchase new ones.

Portland resident Dan Fellini bought a pack of four solar eclipse glasses with his wife and a friend.

If customers choose the Amazon route, it is important make sure the glasses will ship in time. Call ahead to ensure they still have glasses.

According to eclipse2017.org, the material for safe viewing glasses is low-cost and readily available through astronomical supply houses and at their website.

Fayetteville Public Library - The library is giving away the glasses while supplies last during an eclipse prep event on Sunday (Aug. 13) from 1:30-4 p.m.

KGW viewer Heather Andersen said she bought two separate sets of solar glasses and learned both were not verified.

Amazon is issuing full refunds.

"Safety is among our highest priorities".

We've reached out to Amazon and MASCOTKING for comment concerning the refunds, and will update if we hear back.

You can find the glasses at online vendors including EclipseGlasses.com, Celestron, Explore Scientific and Meade Instruments. Customers who purchased these glasses are getting refunds, along with a warning not to use them. He said the classes, listed as Homay CE ISO Certified Flexible Paper Solar Eclipse Glasses, stated they were ISO certified, had an ISO stamp, and were mirrored on the outside.

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