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Online giant Amazon said Aug. 12 that hundreds of eclipse glasses sold by a handful of companies may be unsafe and may not meet ISO certification for viewing the sun.

COURTESY PHOTO: NASA - The Aug. 21 eclipse will require special glasses to view. Legacy Health Systems said Thursday eclipse glasses distributed at some public events may not be safe to use.Legacy Health Systems said Thursday that it distributed recalled eclipse glasses through several public events.

The medical group urged people who received the recalled glasses at a public Legacy event should discard the glasses and get new ones.

Brian S. Terrett, Legacy's director of public and community relations, said the company does not know the exact number of recalled glasses that might have been distributed.

"About 2,000 pairs were distributed internally to be used by staff and most of those have already been destroyed," Terrett said. "We learned that some may have been give out to the public at two possible events. One was at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center on Wednesday, Aug. 9. The other was at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center."

Online giant Amazon said Aug. 12 that hundreds of eclipse glasses sold by a handful of companies may be unsafe and may not meet ISO certification for viewing the sun. Several of the companies fought back, saying the Amazon recall was incorrect and their products met ISO certification.

Legacy reported Thursday that two kinds of eclipse glasses distributed by Legacy Health and clinics were safe to use. Glasses given away at Legacy's Devers Eye Institute clinics and at Legacy/GoHealth Urgent Care clinics during the past month met ISO certification and are safe to use, company officials said.

Kaiser Permanente said Thursday that 40,000 glasses it distributed in Oregon and Southwest Washington were "safe and not part of any recall."

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