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Dr. Martens Vegan Boots Recalled by Airwair Due to Chemical Exposure Hazard

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Labels on Dr. Martens Vegan 1460 boots sold in cherry red

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Dr. Martens Vegan 1460 boots in cherry red

Recall date:  August 24, 2017

Recall number:  17-211

Name of product:  Dr. Martens Vegan boots

Units:  About 30,000 (in addition, about 900 in Canada)

Hazard:  Prolonged and direct contact with the boot tongue lining can expose the wearer to the chemical benzidine.

Description:  This recall involves Dr. Martens unisex Vegan 1460 eight eye boots sold in cherry red with black shoelaces in all sizes. The boots have a chunky sole and a golden heel pull tab with “AirWair” printed on it. “Made in Vietnam” and product code 14585 are printed on the tongue label with the batch code starting with “GV” and ending in Q, R or S.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boots and contact Dr. Martens for a full refund or free replacement product.

Consumer Contact:  Dr. Martens at 800-460-3930 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at, or online at and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Sold at:  Dr. Martens, Journeys and independent stores nationwide and online at,, and other websites from January 2015 through July 2017 for about $125.

Importer(s):  Airwair of Portland, Oregon

Manufactured in:  Vietnam