Certain eclipse viewing glasses distributed by the Pioneer Library System in Pottawatomie County are being recalled, the Pioneer Library System announced Friday.

Certain eclipse viewing glasses distributed by the Pioneer Library System in Pottawatomie County are being recalled, the Pioneer Library System announced Friday.

The glasses were given away to the public at an event at Shawnee Mall on August 13, as well as at the Tecumseh Public Library.

Anyone who received these eclipse glasses is urged to destroy and discard them.

Distribution of the eclipse glasses was ended immediately upon notification of the recall by Amazon, which sourced the glasses from vendors that failed to provide documentation to verify their products were compliant with safety standards.

Eclipse glasses distributed at other PLS branch events are safe to use. They were received from the STAR Library Education Network, which has distributed more than 2 million ISO-compliant glasses to libraries around the nation

Everyone with glasses is encouraged to ensure their safety by checking them against the list of reputable vendors compiled by the American Astronomical Society: eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters

Other ways to enjoy the eclipse without looking at the sun are also being provided by the AAS and can be found here: eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/projection

Anyone with questions or who needs help determining if their eclipse glasses are safe are encouraged to visit their hometown PLS library.