We got an email this week from a customer who had a heck of a time removing the header card from his new Orbee-Tuff Bone and it sparked a pretty interesting conversation over here at Planet Dog.
We have all seen them, those thin, clear plastic things that attached tags to clothing, toys and a variety of different items. They have lots of names - swift-tach tags, tagging barbs, hang tags, tagging gun fasteners and taggy thingies… to name a few.
When attached to clothes, which we are probably MOST familiar with, they can be a hassle to remove. Pull it through the fabric and you can create a hole or a tear.
What you may NOT know is that when those are attached to sturdier material than fabric, you actually can just yank them right through the item. Instead of breaking or cutting the smallest part of the tag, it should just come right through in a single piece.
What you don’t want to do with a tougher material, like our Orbee-Tuff products, is cut the tag so the thin part is left on the inside. We have done it and depending on the toy, it can be a super hassle to fish out that teeney-tiny piece of plastic.
With a tough material like our Orbee-Tuff material, yanking the swift attach tag from the product will do it no harm and your and your dog can get right to play time.
If you do break off the small end of the tag while pulling it out, we have had very good luck using small pliers to get the remaining piece and pulling it through the toy.
Hope that helps and as always, let us know if you have any issues or questions.
Adorable Golden photo credit: joulev on Instagram