by Heather Frueh, Douglas County Public Library · 1 min read
MINDEN, Nev. — We regret to announce that the eclipse glasses provided to the public by the Douglas County Public Libraries are being recalled.
The vendor informed the library administration on Thursday August 17, 2017, stating they “have not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer. We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse.”
The Library advises residents to discard the eclipse glasses received at the Library.
Library Director Amy Dodson said, “It is very disappointing to learn that the eclipse glasses are not guaranteed to be safe. Library patrons have been enthusiastic about our pre-eclipse giveaways. However, the safety of our patrons is of the highest importance.”
To protect your eyes when viewing the sun or an eclipse, NASA and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) advise you to use solar eclipse glasses or other solar filters from recommended manufacturers. Viewing the sun or an eclipse using any other glasses or filters could result in loss of vision or blindness.
The Minden Library is located at 1625 Library Lane. For more information, connect with the Douglas County Public Library on Facebook and Twitter, douglas.lib.nv.us, or call 775-782-9841.