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Pittsburgh Jack Stands Recall Lawsuit

Harbor Freight Tools is recalling more than 1.7 million potentially defective Pittsburgh Heavy-Duty Jack Stands that can collapse under load, causing severe injuries or death to users and those nearby.
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Update: Pittsburgh Jack Stands Recalled for Weld Defect

Harbor Freight is recalling Pittsburgh Jack Stands which were intended to replace defective stands from an earlier recall over concerns they can collapse under a lifted vehicle, according to The Drive [1]. The recall affects Pittsburgh 3-Ton, 6-Ton, and 12-Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands. Harbor Freight issued the expanded recall after determining that the replacement jack stands, which were supposed to be a “safe” alternative to the defective ones, might also break and collapse due to a welding defect.

What's the problem?

Harbor Freight issued the recall on the Pittsburgh jack stands after it was found that the pawls could "disengage from the extension lifting post" under a shift in weight, causing them to suddenly collapse, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [2].

This recall affects Pittsburgh Automotive 3-ton and 6-Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands, part numbers 61196, 61197, and 56371. The number on the 3-ton stands can be found on the label at the top, while the 6-ton units have their numbers printed in the yellow section of the label found on the base, NHTSA said.

If you purchased any of the recalled Pittsburgh Jack Stands, you should stop using them immediately and return them to a Harbor Freight Tools location where they can be exchanged for a gift card equal to the "shelf price" of the stands. This recall began on May 3, 2020.

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