Recall issued for solar eclipse glasses sold at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

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The company that supplied solar eclipse viewing glasses sold at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach has issued a recall, urging buyers not to use the product due to a defect.

RELATED: New Jersey science institutes to hold solar eclipse events

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk posted on Facebook about the recall late Sunday night – less than 24 hours before the start of the total solar eclipse.

Jenkinson’s got the glasses from EverythingBranded.com, which has issued a warning about the quality of the glasses after they were distributed and does not recommend anyone who has them to use them during Monday’s eclipse. 

RELATED: Want to watch the solar eclipse? Learn how to protect your eyes! 

Anyone who purchased the glasses can receive a full refund by either returning them to the place where they were purchased or by mailing them to the following address: 500 Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742. Anyone with additional questions should send an email to information@jenkinsons.com.

Experts said there are a few rules to follow to protect one’s vision during the total solar eclipse:

  • Never look directly at the sun.
  • Only way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses," which can be made at home using a cereal box.

WATCH: News 12's Justin Godynick shows how to use an eclipse box

New Jersey won’t see a total solar eclipse. However, about 75 percent of the sun will be blocked.

In Newark, the moon will start to move over the sun just before 1:30 p.m. Monday. It will reach maximum coverage around 2:45 p.m.

To find out exactly when the moon will start passing over the sun in a particular area, visit EclipseAmerica.org.

Viewing opportunities in the Garden State include Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, where telescopes will be set up outside the building. Visitors can also get glasses to safely watch the eclipse.

The Newark Museum will also hold a viewing event in its courtyard with experts on hand to answer questions.

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