IMPORTANT PSA! HARBOR FREIGHT 3 AND 6 TON JACK STAND RECALL

I saw this yesterday on my phone. I have some HF Jack Stands and you can bet your Bippy I went out and checked them against the information I saw.

According to them, the 3 ton HD Jack Stands I have ARE NOT part of the lot that is being recalled. They are silver, do not have the affected part number and the 3 ton stands they are recalling were painted Red.

I also have some small RED jack stands that all of the stickers are gone off of but when I inspected them I found that they are in fact only rated for two tons.

Follow the instructions below and if you do in fact have some of these stands then take them directly to the nearest Harbor Freight store. They will give you a gift card loaded with the original purchase price of the stands and you DO NOT NEED A RECEIPT!

SAFETY RECALL
3 Ton and 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands item numbers 56371, 61196, and 61197

For certain units of the Pittsburgh Automotive 3 Ton and 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands
there is a potential, while under load and with a shift in weight, for the pawl to disengage from
the extension lifting post, allowing the stand to drop suddenly. This condition could cause
serious injury for people near or under a lifted vehicle, and/or damage to property.
STOP USING THESE JACK STANDS IMMEDIATELY!

Here is a link to a PDF file that has pictures showing you how to identify these Jack Stands.

Jack-Stand-Recall-56371_61196_61197

Here is a somewhat annoying Youtube video explaining it.

 

SPREAD THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO MIGHT OWN SOME OF THESE THINGS!

6 thoughts on “IMPORTANT PSA! HARBOR FREIGHT 3 AND 6 TON JACK STAND RECALL

    • china’s finest! Those pricks had to build a tool with ONE JOB…and they fucked it up…typical!…design is likely copied anyway, but built using their shit steel…those guys could fuck up a junk yard!

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  1. So now, in addition to the Wu Flu aka the Chinese Lung Crud aka the Kung Flu aka The Rona – USA Patriots and self-sufficient individualists who still service their own vehicles are being targeted for death by jack stands made with Chinesium. Same material used to make the ground rod clamp I attempted to install a few days ago for a new section of electric fence. Fortunately I had a “Made in USA” one of the correct size in a box of parts salvaged from my fathers’ workshop.

    Good thing I still have 40+ year-old Craftsman jack stands. And a hydraulic floor jack of similar vintage I picked up at a garage sale a year or so ago, after the one purchased from (wait for it . . . . .) HARBOR FREIGHT died after the seals rotted (it was only about 10 years old). Before that happened I didn’t know Chinesium came in a flexible, rubber-like form but apparently it does.

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  2. I have 2 set of jack stands. A 30+ year old of chineasium 3-ton stands and a 10+ year old set of “made in USA” that were 3 times the price of a comparable set of chineasium stands of the times. I have been on an anti-china products kick for about 25 years. It has cost me more but I have some decent stuff.

    Phil, check your mail.

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  3. so, were the jack stands I bought 30 years ago made in china? I should check the rust on them. I wouldn’t put them under the Dodge Turbo diesel, But the Mercedes c230 Kompressor, and the little ford Ranger, I’d sorta trust that. The funny thing about the Ranger, is that it’s a 4X4 and has plenty of wiggle room underneath to change oil and shit. I don’t need a farking jack stand. The Merc is a different story. I think it may have 8 inches of clearance. Previously, I’ve had the local VW mechanic, who’s been in business since 1978, do it for me for 40 bucks not counting oil and filter. Now I gotta figure out how my hired relates broke the forward handle off the weedeater. Shit, I used it for a couple of years and didn’t break it, so I figured they could, but NO.

    Sorry, ranting all of a sudden. Nobody on the ranch seems to agree about what i want the ranch hands and “so called supervisor” the wife, wants to do.
    Too bad, I was the only one who went to WORK!. I’m the ONLY one who did 8/40 since 2012. Paid them for work they did, and they broke my equipment, and want to work for me more? Well, Yes! But they need to be more careful. I’m not a fuking money tree. I will send you off to never come back again, if this shit keeps up. 🙂

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    • Sounds to me like you have been putting up with some bullshit and somebody else needs t wise the fuck up.
      You can rant away here anytime you feels the need my man. Better than blowing up in someones face if it is going to have long term family consequences.
      Then again, maybe that does need to happen.
      Either way you can vent here anytime.

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