Harbor Freight Tools has issued 3 recalls for over 1.7 million Pittsburgh® Jack Stands because they can collapse and injure or kill anyone under or near a lifted vehicle.
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What is the Problem?
If you own a set of jack stands from Harbor Freight, check them immediately to see if they are part of a recall involving over 1.7 million Pittsburgh® Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands.
List of Jack Stand Recalls from Harbor Freight
In March 2020, Harbor Freight recalled more than 450,000 6-ton jack stands produced between 2013 and 2019.
In May 2020, Harbor Freight recalled an additional 1.3 million 3-ton jack stands produced between 2012 and 2020.
In July 2020, Harbor Freight recalled certain 3-ton jack stands that were supposed to replace the ones that were recalled. Harbor Freight also offered refunds for Pittsburgh® 12-ton, 6-ton, and 3-ton jack stands.
What is the Problem?
These jack stands may have a manufacturing defect that allows the support pawl to disengage suddenly from the support post, causing the stand to drop suddenly. At least 11 people have been injured.
What is the Risk?
No deaths were reported as of July 2020, but the defective jack stands pose a life-threatening safety hazard. Some of the injury risks include:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Spinal cord injury
- Permanent scarring
Harbor Freight Recalls Replacement Jack Stands
In July 2020, Harbor Freight issued a third recall for jack stands — this time, for the replacement jack stands that were supposed to be “safe” alternatives to the ones that were recalled.
The replacement jack stands were recalled due to another defect. Unfortunately, the welds on certain 3-ton jack stands could potentially split open, causing the jack stand to fail and collapse under a vehicle.
One unhappy customer reported that his replacement jack stand split apart after he put a Volkswagen Golf on it for the first time, according to AutoBlog.
The weld defect was identified in Pittsburgh 3-Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands (SKU 56373).
As a precaution, Harbor Freight also offered refunds for other Pittsburgh 3-Ton steel jack stands (SKUs 56371, 56372 and 57308), Pittsburgh 6-Ton steel jack stands (SKUs 56368, 56369 and 56370) and Pittsburgh 12-Ton steel jack stands (SKUs 56374 and 56375).
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