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Harbor Freight recalls over 1.7 million jack

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Harbor Freight is recalling over 1.7 million Pittsburgh-branded jack stands that can suddenly collapse due to a manufacturing flaw. It warned its customers that they need to stop using the defective stands immediately.

 

The recall campaign includes three- and six-ton stands wearing item numbers 56371, 61196 or 61197. The number is found on the label that's normally affixed to the top or the base of the stand depending on the model; it should be clearly legible. Harbor Freight told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) it realized the tooling used to make the stands near Hangzhou, China, had become worn out due to age and was manufacturing inconsistent parts. As a result, the ratchet teeth might not be deep enough to hold the lifting extension in place if a shift in weight occurs, like when you're banging on a rusty brake drum with a mallet, and the stand could collapse without warning. That's bad news if you're under it, working on a 4,700-pound SUV.

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/20/harbor-freight-jack-stands-recall/

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If it Doesn't Say Made in the USA,Let it Lay !!! 

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1 hour ago, cyclesailor said:

If it Doesn't Say Made in the USA,Let it Lay !!! 

Don't you own a German and a British motorcycle? 😄

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I'M talking tools !!!!!!! Mechanic,Precision Quality tools that are made of high quality materials.Not Chineseim.

Produced by Skilled Machinist and Craftsmen.

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Thx for posting this JJ. I have a 6-ton set that is affected. 

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