Jenkinson’s issues warning on solar eclipse glasses

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Solar eclipse glasses purchased at Jenkinson’s are being recalled by the supplier and should not be used to view today’s eclipse, according to both entities, citing “issues with the product’s certification.” 

Jenkinson’s has posted the following announcement on its Facebook page:

“It has been brought to our attention that the supplier of our solar eclipse glasses, EverythingBranded.com, has issued a warning and DOES NOT RECOMMEND USING THEM TO VIEW THE ECLIPSE (8/21/2017).

“We will issue a full refund to anyone who purchased our solar eclipse glasses. Please return them to where you purchased them or mail them to 500 Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 for a full refund. Please contact information@jenkinsons.com with any questions.

“We would like to apologize for this inconvenience, as we were assured by the supplier that the Solar Eclipse Glasses we purchased were in fact ISO Certified and safe to distribute.

The supplier, EverythingBranded.com, has also issued a warning, as follows:

“Important information regarding orders for Solar Eclipse Glasses

“This information applies to customers who have ordered Solar Eclipse Glasses from EverythingBranded.com.

“Due to the recent media frenzy regarding suppliers of Eclipse Glasses we would like to advise our customers.

“Like any good online distributor we use only trusted suppliers that have either good history with ourselves, or have been recommended via our trade association. These rules were adhered to when supplying custom Solar Eclipse Glasses.

“After recent discussions with our supply chain they have confirmed that the goods meet their standards. However, due to issues with the product’s certification, we have decided that we would like to carry out our own tests to give our customers extra peace of mind. Unfortunately due to the time-span we are now unable to carry out these tests before the eclipse this coming Monday.

“Therefore we recommend that customers do not use the glasses and make contact with our team to arrange a full refund.

“Please note refunds after the event will require the goods to be collected to fulfill our suppliers demands.

“On a personal note we are extremely sorry if this has caused any unwanted stress or inconvenience, however the care of our customers is our number one priority.”

 

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