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One of the clips came rusted closed. If it came shipped rusted, I can't imagine it'd last outdoors long with any water. Awful. The attachment to the stake broke like a pencil within the first five minutes of the first use. Piece of garbage! DO NOT BUY.
Yesterday 10/15/2017, of course right after the 30 day return policy ended, my 40 pound puppy broke the ring that holds the leash to the spike. She saw something and ran after it and it just snapped in half, she did make a weird bark/cry when it happened but appears to be ok. Also this was only the fourth or fifth time I have used it. Very disappointed and now have to buy another one. I won't be buying from this same company for sure.
As soon as I opened the box there was a horrible smell. It was coming from the plastic handle. I picked it up and my hands smelled horribly. I had to wash thoroughly to get "most" of the smell of my hands. I thought it might just be new plastic and smell will wear off in a few days. Nope! it did not. I decided to Google and find out why the plastic smells. It said that a lot of plastic made in China that has this smell can be very toxic and dangerous. Sending this back today!!!