Recall Alert: solar eclipse glasses, Nissan and GM
Amazon has issued a recall for some of the solar eclipse glasses that were sold through its website. The internet retailer reports that the classes do not meet NASA or the American Astronomical Society’s safety standards.
Amazon sent out an email to customers that were affected by the recall, recommending that they do not use the glasses to view the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
The company warns that looking at the sun or the solar eclipse without the proper eyewear could cause a loss in vision or permanent blindness.
Some lens caps that were sold on Amazon for people’s cameras were also recalled. Amazon says it cannot confirm that these products came from a recommended manufacturer, which is the reason for the recall.
Amazon says the customers who did not receive an email are safe to use the glasses that they bought. But, customers with questions can contact the company.
Meanwhile, Nissan has issued a recall for 44,264 cars over an issue with the seat belts. The automaker reports that in the event of an accident, a passenger can hit their head on a bolt holding the seat belt down. That can cause a serious injury.
The 2016-2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab vehicles are affected by this recall.
Nissan will notify owners and dealers will install energy absorbing material to the C-pillar finishers and replace the seat belt bolt and bolt cap for free.
Customers with questions can contact the automaker at 800-647-7261. This recall is expected to begin on Sept. 26.
Finally, General Motors has issued a recall for 29,647 cars over an issue with the owner’s manual.
The automaker reports that the manual doesn’t properly explain how to install a car seat into the vehicles and tether it down.
GM is offering to send owners a free insert for the owner’s manual that explains how to install the car seats safely.
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks are affected by this recall.
GM’s number for this recall is 17307. Customers with questions can contact the automaker at 800-462-8782.