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South Carolina Couple Suing Amazon for Selling Faulty Solar Eclipse Glasses

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A seriously injured South Carolina couple is suing Amazon under negligence, negligent misrepresentation, negligent failure to warn, the South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act, Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act, breach of warranty, and unjust enrichment, seeking monetary relief of more than $75,000. Amazon sold "Eclipse Glasses" to the public so that they may view the total solar eclipse that occurred last August. According to the lawsuit, the couple alleges that the eclipse glasses were extremely defective and dangerous, and that their use resulted in vision damage and other physical injuries.

During the total solar eclipse, the couple watched the eclipse within the umbra of the eclipse and used the glasses purchased from Amazon to view the eclipse. Later that day, the couple began to experience pain and discomfort, headaches, eye watering, and other symptoms. Thereafter, they began to see dark spots in their vision, suffered vision impairment, blurriness, blind spots, increased sensitivity to light, and vision impairment.

The lawsuit alleges that Amazon negligently advertised, marketed, and distributed defective, unsafe eclipse glasses to customers via online sales. Further, the lawsuit alleges the "recall" that Amazon emailed to its customers was too late.

Due to the commonality of claims, the couple's lawsuit was filed as a class action. The proposed class is described as "all persons residing in South Carolina and/or the United States who purchased unsafe Eclipse Glasses from Amazon.com through its website prior to August 21, 2017."

Negligently sold consumer goods often lead to terrible and life-altering consequences. If you or someone you know has been affected by negligent products and/or deceptive trade practices, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that companies are held fully accountable. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation.

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