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Old 05-03-2005, 01:45 PM
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Starkler (Geoff)
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I have just lodged a complaint with Consumer affairs Victoria re the sun filter on their web form.

The gist of the compliant wording is as below.

My belief is that such filters have been illegal to sell in Australia for some years for the reason of being inherently unsafe due to risk of causing blindness. The filter has been advertised on the website alongside a moon filter. Upon insistance from Astronomy community members the words "sun filter" have been removed but the picture remains. We request CAV ensures that Saxon comply and never offer such a dangerous illegal product for sale in Australia.