Harbor Freight Recalls Jack Stands Which May ‘Drop Suddenly’
Russ Chastain 05.22.20
Outdoors folks and preppers are usually do-it-yourselfers, so it seems wise to share this info here: Harbor Freight Tools has issued a widespread recall on some jack stands, saying they might disengage and drop a car on ya!
The affected items are 3 Ton and 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands with 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.
The 61196 and 61197 jack stands can be identified by checking the item number found on the yellow part of the label on the base of each jack stand. The 56371 jack stands can be identified by checking the item number found on the label on the top of each jack stand.
Following the lifting of any applicable “Shelter At Home Orders”, please bring your 3 Ton and/or 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands, item numbers 61196, 61197, and 56371 to your local Harbor Freight Tools store to receive a Harbor Freight Tools gift card equal to the retail price of the jack stands you originally purchased (plus applicable tax).
If that’s not enough info for you, you can email them at [email protected] Now if you will excuse me, I need to shuffle out to my shop and chech the numbers on some jack stands…