Vanderbilt University recalls thousands of eclipse viewing glasses

Vanderbilt University is recalling 8,000 pairs of eclipse glasses after university medical center officials could not confirm the manufacturer.

The proorted protective glasses were distributed at the Williamson County Fair, as there's a mad rush for eclipse glasses among people eager to see the August 21st coast to coast eclipse.

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Vanderbilt's recall comes shortly after Amazon revealed it’s cracking down on eclipse glasses manufacturers who are selling “counterfeit or unsafe versions.”

In a statment Vanderbilt University Medical Center said of the recalled glasses, “The safety of the public is our highest concern. Do NOT use them to view the eclipse.”

The university has started handing out approved replacement glasses.