Blythewood Recalling Eclipse Glasses, Issuing Replacements

BLYTHEWOOD, SC (WLTX) - The Town of Blythewood is asking people who received free eclipse glasses through the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce - at any of the distribution locations - in the last two weeks to return the glasses in exchange for a new, safety-approved pair. 


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The Town says the glasses distributed over the last two weeks were not manufactured by one of the five NASA-certified. Because of that, they are voluntarily recalling all pairs of solar eclipse glasses given out through the Chamber. YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE GLASSES OR GIVE THEM AWAY TO OTHERS. 

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Instead, you should return the glasses to any of the distribution locations to be discarded and get a new pair of approved glasses. Officials say replacements have been ordered and should be available at all distribution locations before eclipse weekend.

Distribution Locations:

  • Town of Blythewood - 171 Langford Road, Blythewood
     
  • Blythewood Chamber of Commerce - 428 McNulty Road, Blythewood
     
  • Eye Concepts, LLC - 331 Killian Road, Suite B-2, Columbia
     
  • Eye Love Cares Clinic - 2240 W. DeKalb Street, Camden
     
  • Palmetto Citizens Bank - 312 Blythewood Road, Blythewood
     
  • The Shissias Law Firm, LLC - 1422 Laurel Street, Columbia
     
  • Doko Smoke - 408 Main Street, Blythewood
     
  • Mid-Carolina Credit Union - 10350 Wilson Boulevard, Blythewood
     
  • Fowler Realty Team - 1040 Wildwood Centre Drive, Suite B, Columbia
     
  • Enclave Blythewood - 2052 Blythewood Crossing Lane, Blythewood
     
  • Kroger - 1028 Roberts Branch Parkway, Columbia
     
  • Blythewood Feed & Hardware - 412 McNulty Street, Blythewood
     
  • The Law Office of Shannon K. Burnett - 109 North Main Street, Blythewood
     
  • Chick-fil-A Killian Crossing - Killian Road, Columbia
     
  • Voluntary Benefits at Work

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