After at least a year of complaints, Harbor Freight recalled over 1.7 million Pittsburgh® Jack Stands because they can break and cause injury or death to anyone under a lifted vehicle.
Need a Texas Harbor Freight Jack Stand Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by a Pittsburgh 3-Ton, 6-Ton or 12-Ton Heavy-Duty Steel Jack Stand, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
UPDATE: Harbor Freight Recalls Replacement Jack Stands, Will Refund 12-Ton Stands
In July 2020, Harbor Freight recalled more jack stands after customers said their “safe replacements” for recalled jack stands were also defective.
Below is a complete list of jack stands eligible for refunds:
Harbor Freight Recalls 1.7 Million Jack Stands
In March and May 2020, Harbor Freight issued two Safety Recalls involving approximately 1.7 million Pittsburgh Automotive® jack stands because they can collapse during use and cause severe injury or death.
Pittsburgh 6-Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stand Recall
In March 2020, the first recall was issued for 454,000 Pittsburgh Automotive® 6-Ton Heavy-Duty Steel Jack Stands that were manufactured in China between December 2012 and March 2020.
The recalled jack stands can be identified by ITEM #61196 or ITEM #61197 printed on the yellow part of the label on the base of each jack stand.
Pittsburgh 3-Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stand Recall
In May 2020, Harbor Freight expanded the recall to include another 1.2 million Pittsburgh Automotive® 3-Ton Heavy-Duty Steel Jack Stands because they can collapse suddenly during use.
The recalled jack stands are marked with ITEM #56371 printed on the label on the top of the stand.
How Many People Were Injured?
Harbor Freight did not report the number of injuries, deaths, or complaints that prompted the recall. However, complaints date back at least 1 year before the recall.
For example, the defective jack stand is clearly described in this video posted by a worried consumer in May 2019:
What is the Safety Hazard?
Consumers may want to think twice about buying a $20 jack stand made in China — their life depends on it.
Jack stands are used to lift vehicles that weigh thousands of pounds. If the jack suddenly drops, it can easily crush or kill anyone under the vehicle. The safety hazards include:
- Crushing injuries
- Cuts and bleeding
- Amputation of fingers or limbs
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Permanent scarring
- Lifelong disability
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