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AAA  Aug. 17, 2017 5:59 PM ET
Portland, Oregon hospital gave away recalled eclipse glasses
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FILE - This composite of file images released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows Air Canada flight 759 (ACA 759) attempting to land at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco on July 7, 2017. At top is a map of the runway created from Harris Symphony OpsVue radar track data analysis. At center is from a transmission to air traffic control from a United Airlines airplane on the taxiway. The bottom image, taken from San Francisco International Airport video and annotated by source, shows the Air Canada plane flying just above a United Airlines flight waiting on the taxiway. Federal officials are imposing new rules on nighttime landings at San Francisco airport after a close call. The FAA will also require 2 controllers in the tower. (NTSB via AP, File)
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(AP) — Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon says some of the glasses it gave away at public events for viewing the upcoming total solar eclipse may be among those recalled by Amazon.

The hospital said Thursday that people who got solar glasses from Legacy Health at public events should discard them and buy new ones.

It says glasses it gave away at Legacy Health clinics or Legacy/GoHealth Urgent Care clinics in the past month are safe.

The online retail giant Amazon.com issued a widespread recall for eclipse glasses sold through its site after being unable to verify they met safety standards.

The total solar eclipse is the first one to cross the U.S. in 99 years.

The shadow cast by the moon first makes landfall in the U.S. in Oregon on Monday.

Associated Press
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