From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] CPSC: Dr. Martens Vegan Boots Recalled by Airwair Due to Chemical Exposure Hazard
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 14:42:01 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Recall Number: 17-211
Dr. Martens Vegan Boots Recalled by Airwair Due to Chemical Exposure Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Dr. Martens Vegan boots

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 dmservice**At_Symbol_Here**, or online at and click on ‰??Product Recall‰?? for more information.

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Recall Details

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

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.

None reported

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

Airwair, of Portland, Ore.

Manufactured In:

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