A few years ago I worked over the holidays at an AG boutigue. Over a period of a few days after Christmas 5 sleighs were returned, all with the same "break" I would think that this years batch, the problem should have been fixed.
It would be really expensive to return if you do not have store nearby.
I picked this up last year off Craigslist, for 100.00. We put it under the tree from Santa. It is huge and more amazing in person.
My daughter was excited about it but really did not play much with it. She did make a comment that Santa must have brought it for me, because I was was the one who really wanted it. I told her that Santa brought it for her and she could play with it, but she knows it is " retired " and is concerned about taking good care of it.
I am still really glad we bought it, but it is huge!!!!!!!!! and we do have a spot for it to hang out all year. I just like looking at it and it goes with my colors in my living room.
I bought my daughter the teepee last year for christmas. I was not at all impressed. I would have returned it if I could(came from Santa) My husband had a hard time putting it together and the sticks look cheap. They never stay in their holes.
It is impressive once set up, but not easy to move and too small really for Kaya.