Name of product:
Dr. Martens Vegan boots

Prolonged and direct contact with the boot tongue lining can expose the wearer to the chemical benzidine.  

Recall date:
August 24, 2017
About 30,000 (in addition, about 900 in Canada)
Consumer Contact:

Dr. Martens at 800-460-3930 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at, or online at and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:

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.


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


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:
Recall number:
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.