Dr. Martens is recalling about 31,000 pair of its Vegan 1460 boots sold in the U.S. and Canada.
Prolonged and direct contact with the boot tongue lining can expose the wearer to the chemical benzidine.
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
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.
The boots, manufactured in Vietnam, were 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.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boots and contact Dr. Martens for a full refund or free replacement product.
Consumers may contact Dr. Martens at 800-460-3930 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.drmartens.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.