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Check your eclipse glasses, Illinois Health Department warning of recall

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CHICAGO (CBS)--The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning residents to check their eclipse glasses after a recall. 

The recalled glasses were sold through Amazon as "Biniki Solar Eclipse Glasses AAS Approved 2024 – CE & ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing (6 Packs)." 

The recalled glasses are labeled as "EN ISO 12312-1:2022"; proper safety glasses should carry the ISO designation of 12312-2.  

The glasses were sold in the following Southern Illinois retailers: 

  • Farm Fresh Market, Breese, IL
  • Highland Tru Buy, Highland, IL
  • Perry County Marketplace, Pinckneyville, IL
  • Sinclair Foods, Jerseyville, IL
  • Steelville Marketplace, Steelville, IL
  • Big John Grocery, Metropolis, IL

Many of the stores that sold them in Illinois have posted warnings on social media. 

Farm Fresh Market in Breese, Illinois posted on Facebook warning customers of the recall. Store owners said customers can return the glasses. 

Steelville Marketplace posted, " We were just notified there is a recall on all the glasses we received. Please return your solar eclipse glasses purchased at Steeleville Marketplace for a full refund. We are very sorry for the inconvenience." 

However, the glasses were not listed on Amazon's official recall page and were still available for sale on Monday. A spokesperson said that the glasses had previously been identified as not being sourced from a supplier approved by the American Astronomical Society, and any customers who had purchased them were notified and provided refunds.

Since then, those glasses have been added to the American Astronomical Society's approved list, and remain available for purchase.

"We continuously monitor our store for non-compliant products, and when we discover a product was undetected by our proactive checks, we address the issue immediately and refine our controls. If customers have concerns about an item they've purchased, we encourage them to contact our Customer Service directly so we can address any questions they may have. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers," an Amazon spokesperson said in an email.

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