I just got a call from the H manager and she told me that most of the bearn in her store have the same cracks on it. I told her that my friend's(I mean you guys) bearns are all perfect even after years of use. She thinks that they might be having a problem with a batch of their bearns. She offered to find an other one for me and make sure that it's perfect before they ship it out. She said that if it's not perfect she'll refund my money. For those that are going to to buy a bearn, look out for cracks:s att is the pic of the cracks from the original post. there are actually a few cracks on it, including the strap that slides into the H but this the best pic I got.