City of Georgetown warns bad eclipse glasses were handed out
If you received the glasses shown in the photo above from the City of Georgetown, DO NOT USE THEM.
The city posted a message on its website early Monday morning, warning those who picked up glasses from City Hall, Fire Station 1 and the police department, to not use them.
In the notice, the city argues it was provided an ISO certification in a July 24th correspondence. In an email much like the one provided to Charleston flower shop Tiger Lily, the city was told the following:
Due to the recent media frenzy regarding suppliers of Eclipse Glasses we would like to advise you.
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 the custom 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.
The city says a small amount of glasses meeting standards and deemed safe for use are available at City Hall.