I ordered 4 binders and two of them had issues with the rings meeting when closed. I was able to bend the one in place as it was only a bit off-center. The other one my husband had to use a pliers to realign the rings as they were about 1/2 an inch apart in the "closed" position. The binder never closed properly as the ring was no longer a "D" shape. Also, the spine was separated from the binder front cover by about an inch rip. I did not return anything as the items were needed the next day.