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    Amazon Warns of Possible Harm From Eclipse Glasses

    Don’t be blinded by a bargain. The U.S. will witness its first total solar eclipse since 1918 next week — but it might be the last thing some Amazon customers see. The online retailer has warned those who purchased certain eclipse-watching glasses that using them might cause “permanent blindness.” The site was recently hit with a deluge of dubious eclipse-watching glasses, prompting its demand that sellers prove sourcing from “recommended” manufacturers. Those warned had apparently purchased glasses from companies that have yet to provide such verification, and Amazon’s promised refunds.

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