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    Exclamation Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.



    I figured this may be the best place to post this. Mods please move to wherever you may deem it necessary.

    I just received an email from Amazon stating not to use solar glasses I recently purchased for an event at work. Amazon has pulled many products due to the vendor(s) not being able to provide proof of documentation that these products are solar safe and ISO/CE certified for use. The products were apparently presented as such and in some cases of some I purchased are labeled as such. Amazon is in the process of reviewing all orders and are refunding the entire purchase cost while urging customers not to use the products. No return of the items are required.

    Kudos' to Amazon for checking up on this and taking action. I'm now dumping 80 pairs of solar glasses in the trash.

    If you purchased solar glasses through Amazon, it would be prudent to watch your email for any messages from them.
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Thank you for the heads up Jim, were they from a specific company/ brand?
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Wow.

    I hope nobody gets hurt from bad glasses, though I do fear that it may happen. That's just terrible. Those vendors need to be arrested and jailed. If anyone is hurt because of them, then they should forfeit their eyes at a minimum. Putting financial gain ahead of the eyesight of large swaths of the populous is unspeakably heinous.

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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Thank you for the heads up Jim, were they from a specific company/ brand?
    The products were RUNFOR and AOSHR per my order history. Those vendor items are no longer found within Amazon when I click the link in my order history.

    Here is how they were marketed as ISO and CE certified. This is a screenshot from my order history.

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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    I just received this warning email from Amazon on the Marumi 58mm ND 100000 Filter DHG Neutral Density Digital 100K that I purchased in January. I am not sure whether to believe this or not. My research at the time indicated that Marumi was the filter of choice. The AAS site lists Bell and Howell as a trusted source for ISO certified devices, and they sell this item. Did I just get a solar filter free, because Murami isn't talking to AAS?

    Sometimes we just get scared off, sometimes the concerns are real. I hate the options I have at the moment. If anyone has experience with Murami solar filters, I'd love to hear from them

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    PS - I will NOT be looking through the viewfinder for my framing and focus. Live View has been and will be in play for me.
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    Gosh, this is serious trouble
    I guess they were selling normal sunglasses as solar glasses or whatever.
    Well...I may not be fully prepared but all that I've got was a Baader solar sheet from Agena. I was tented to do it from Amazon but honestly the price was better in Agena.
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    My first pair of solar glasses were from Likelink, found out later they were in China.
    So I reordered from NASA's site.
    Also got email about solar filters from odd companies.
    Ordered my filters from Orion.
    My odd question is why did they wait untill almost a week before telling?
    Now prices are sky high and unless you pay extra, no guarantee on shipping in time.
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobharmony View Post
    I just received this warning email from Amazon on the Marumi 58mm ND 100000 Filter DHG Neutral Density Digital 100K that I purchased in January. I am not sure whether to believe this or not. My research at the time indicated that Marumi was the filter of choice. The AAS site lists Bell and Howell as a trusted source for ISO certified devices, and they sell this item. Did I just get a solar filter free, because Murami isn't talking to AAS?

    Sometimes we just get scared off, sometimes the concerns are real. I hate the options I have at the moment. If anyone has experience with Murami solar filters, I'd love to hear from them

    Bob

    PS - I will NOT be looking through the viewfinder for my framing and focus. Live View has been and will be in play for me.
    I hate it as well but I'm not taking any chances with anything I'm not certain of and potentially provide someone with unsafe solar glasses. All of my other solar filter items are directly from Celestron or Orion. I also have a rather pricey screw on camera lens filter from Spectrum Telescope for my DSLR. I have no doubts about the quality of those items so I take a little comfort in that. I wonder how many people are now scrambling for known safe products because of this mess.
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    The products were RUNFOR
    as in Run For your money
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Quote Originally Posted by UlteriorModem View Post
    as in Run For your money
    Or RUN FOR cover. There's a lot of angry customers looking for you who have a huge e commerce business in their corner that is recouping their money.
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