Harbor Freight Issues Jack Stand Recall
Harbor Freight has issued a recall notice through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the Pittsburg branded 3 Ton and 6 Ton Jack Stands.
The stands have the Item numbers of 56371, 61196, and 61197. The recall affects approximately 454,000 units, the in-store stands have already been pulled from shelves according to Harbor Freight.
The report states that during testing under stress that possibly up to 5% of these jack stand could suddenly fail potentially causing injury or even death.
According to the Safety Recall Report on the NHTSA.gov website:
Ongoing quality testing on the jack stands as manufactured, as well as analysis of, customer feedback, Quality Assurance review of product returned to Distribution Centers, and review of online social media content raised a potential safety issue on January 21, 2020. HFT initiated an investigation to conduct additional internal quality maintenance testing on each of its SKUs of jack stands. The test results indicated that, specifically, certain units of the 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands manufactured by Jiaxing Golden Roc Tools Co., Ltd (exported by Shanghai Shen Da Import and Export Co Ltd.) (SKU 61197) did not meet the test requirements for assured safety. On March 13, 2020 Harbor Freight Tools decided to conduct a recall to address this issue.
Please do not use these stands and return them to your local store at your earliest convenience for a gift card.