Hazard: Prolonged and direct contact with the boot tongue lining can expose the wearer to the chemical benzidine.
Remedy: Refund, Replace
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 [email protected], or online at www.drmartens.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.
Units: About 30,000 (in addition, about 900 in Canada)
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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Dr. Martens, Journeys and independent stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, DrMartens.com, Shoebuy.com and other websites from January 2015 through July 2017 for about $125.
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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