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

The recalled boots were sold at Dr. Martens, Journeys, and independent stores nationwide

Dr. Martens Vegan Boots Recalled by Airwair Due to Chemical Exposure Hazard
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August 25, 2017

Dr. Martens is recalling approximately 30,000 Dr. Martens Vegan boots. Prolonged and direct contact with the boot tongue lining can expose the wearer to the chemical benzidine.

Recalled product details

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 a batch code starting with GV and ending in Q, R, or S.

The recalled Vegan boots were sold at Dr. Martens, Journeys, and independent stores nationwide and online from January 2015 through July 2017 for about $125 per pair.

To date, no incidents or injuries related to this recall have been reported.

What should consumers do?

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

For more information about this recall, consumers can contact Dr. Martens at (800) 460-3930.