Amazon Solar Eclipse Glasses Lawsuit
An Amazon solar eclipse glasses lawsuit may be an option for people who experienced serious eye injuries after using defective solar eclipse glasses. On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans watched as a total solar eclipse passed through the contiguous United States for the first time in decades. To protect viewers from experiencing potentially lifelong eye damage, people were encouraged to use solar eclipse glasses to view the rare event. While many pairs of glasses sold online legitimately met international safety standards, others did not, and some people reportedly may have purchased defective glasses sold by Amazon. Affected consumers and their families may be eligible to pursue compensation for damages with the help of a products liability attorney.
If you or a loved one purchased a pair of solar eclipse glasses sold through Amazon, contact Attorney Group to learn about your options. We offer free, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Amazon Solar Eclipse Glasses Class Action Lawsuit Claims
According to a report published by Reuters in August 2017, a South Carolina couple has filed a proposed class action lawsuit after purchasing allegedly defective eclipse glasses from Amazon earlier in the month in preparation for the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in more than a century. The lawsuit alleges that Amazon knew or should have known the eclipse glasses were defective in design and/or manufacturing and were “not fit for their intended and ordinary use.”
In addition to violation of South Carolina state law and other products liability laws throughout the U.S., plaintiffs claim they “began to experience headaches and eye watering” after reportedly using the glasses to view the solar eclipse on August 21. In addition to relatively immediate damages, the couple allegedly developed other serious injuries in the days following the event, including vision impairment, blurriness and distorted vision.
How an Amazon Solar Eclipse Glasses Lawsuit Attorney Can Help
Product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
In addition to the manufacturer, the responsible party might include the designer, the distributor, the supplier and/or the retailer. One or more of these parties may be held accountable for any injury caused by the defective product.