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Amazon hit with class action lawsuit over eclipse glasses

A South Carolina couple are suing Amazon over claims that the eclipse glasses they bought through the online retailer damaged their eyes. 

Corey Payne and his fiancée, Kayla Harris, said in court papers filed on Tuesday for the class action lawsuit that they purchased a three-pack of eclipse glasses on Amazon in early August. 

The couple assumed that the glasses would allow them to safely view the rare total solar eclipse on August 21st. 

After viewing the once-in-a-lifetime lunar event, Payne and Harris claimed they began to experience eye watering and headaches later that day, the lawsuit says.

Corey Payne and his fiancée, Kayla Harris, are suing Amazon (file above) over claims that the eclipse glasses they bought through the online retailer damaged their eyes

‘Thereafter, both Plaintiffs began to see dark spots in their line of vision, suffered vision impairment, including blurriness, a central blind spot, increased sensitivity, changes in perception of color, and distorted vision,’ the complaint states. 

The couple claims they did not look into the sky without wearing the glasses when they viewed the eclipse. 

Amazon began to email customers beginning on August 10 to issue a recall of potentially hazardous solar eclipse glasses that it was not able to verify having been manufactured by reputable companies. 

They claimed in court papers filed on Tuesday that they purchased a three-pack of eclipse glasses on Amazon in early August. After viewing the eclipse (file above), Payne and Harris claimed they began to experience eye watering and headaches later that day, the lawsuit says

They claimed in court papers filed on Tuesday that they purchased a three-pack of eclipse glasses on Amazon in early August. After viewing the eclipse (file above), Payne and Harris claimed they began to experience eye watering and headaches later that day, the lawsuit says

The couple claims they did not look into the sky without wearing the glasses when they viewed the eclipse (file above). They also say they were not notified about the recall Amazon issued over some of the glasses sold on the site

The couple claims they did not look into the sky without wearing the glasses when they viewed the eclipse (file above). They also say they were not notified about the recall Amazon issued over some of the glasses sold on the site

The retail giant did not disclose the list of affected vendors or say what the scale of the recall was. 

The couple claims they were not notified about the recall. 

Payne and Harris said they are seeking to represent other customers who may have never received a warning from Amazon and suffered similar injuries as a result of the company’s alleged negligence. 

The couple are requesting money for damages, the profits Amazon.com made on the sale of eclipse glasses and a medical monitoring program.

Amazon has not publicly commented on the lawsuit. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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