A US couple has filed a proposed class action litigation against Amazon, suing they sustained eye wounds from solar eclipse glasses bought on the site.
Corey Payne and Kayla Harris said they experienced head pains and vision deficiency after using the glasses to watch the US eclipse on 21 August.
And on their charge Amazon said it delivered a recall on potential risky eclipse glasses on 10 August. And the couple appealed that they were not informed of the recall.
Legal documents trailed by the pair say the cautioning was “tragically too little, too late.”
Amazon has failed to remark on the lawsuit, which was filed in a federal court in South Carolina on Tuesday.
The online seller claimed it emailed customers delivering a recall of certain solar eclipse glasses products that it was unable to confirm as having been manufactured by reputable companies.
However, Amazon did not unveil the scale of the recall or list the affected sellers. When it delivered the recall, it said it did not name exact brands or products, because some dealers were selling legitimate varieties of eclipse glasses.
The couple said that without wearing the glasses they did not look into the sky to look the first total solar eclipse to cross the North American continent from ocean to ocean since 1918. The couple said that after hours of watching the eclipse they suffered from headaches and eye watering.
And they said after passing some days, they experienced vision impairment including blurriness and slanted vision.
The couple is pursuing to signify other customers who also claim they did not receive a warning from Amazon and agonized similar injuries from using defective eclipse glasses.
The couple now wants from Amazon to pay for the medical cost of nursing peoples’ eyes to observe how much harm, if any, has happened.
In the run-up to the solar eclipse, experts advised people never to look straight at the sun with the bare eye.
Nasa scientists cautioned against using filters which are made at home or cheap sunglasses because these sunglasses would transfer thousands of times too much sunlight for the eyes to handle. As an alternative, they recommended people to get special eclipse glasses from the American Astronomical Society (AAA)’s list of Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers.