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Safety Alert

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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

Consumer Contact: Dr. Martens at 800-460-3930 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at dmservice@drmartens.com, 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

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

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.

Importer: Airwair, of Portland, Ore.

Manufactured In: Vietnam