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published on 03/31/2020Harbor Freight recalls Pittsburgh Automotive 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands

The jack stands may fail


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James LimbachReporter


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Photo source: Harbor FreightHarbor Freight Tools is recalling 454,000 Pittsburgh Automotive 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands, part number 61197.



The ratchet teeth on the jack stands may not sufficiently engage the pawl to a sufficient depth, possibly causing the stand to fail under load.

If the stand fails, it can suddenly drop, increasing the risk of injury to anyone nearby or under the lifted vehicle.
What to do


Harbor Freight will notify owners, and dealers will provide a gift card equal to the shelf price of the jack stands free of charge.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Harbor Freight customer service at (800) 444-3353.
 

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Good thing I don't have Harbor Freight jackstands. But what about my made in china looks just like them jackstands? :eek:
 

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Good thing I don't have Harbor Freight jackstands. But what about my made in china looks just like them jackstands? :eek:

yeah, no doubt. I have 3 different varieties of small jackstands from different vendors. All seem to be Chinesium.
 

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Good thing I don't have Harbor Freight jackstands. But what about my made in china looks just like them jackstands? :eek:

This. Pretty sure 95% of them are all the same regardless of where you bought them... I have a set of 4 blue and yellow ones from a Cummins tool sale (traveling tool sale) that I've been using for ever now. I guarantee they're the same design too.
 
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