Update: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack Stands Recalled by Harbor Freight
Harbor Freight is recalling Pittsburgh 3-Ton, 6-Ton, and 12-Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands which were intended to replace stands from a prior recall, according to The Drive. The expanded recall was issued after Harbor Freight found that the replacement jack stands might also break and collapse due to a welding defect.
What’s the problem?
This recall affects Pittsburgh Automotive 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands (part numbers 61196, 61197, 56371), according to a recall notice posted on Harbor Freight’s website.
The problem is that the ratchet teeth on the recalled jack stands may not sufficiently engage the pawl to a sufficient depth, potentially causing the stand to fail under load. If this occurs, the stand could suddenly drop, increasing the risk of injury to persons nearby or under the lifted vehicle.
Harbor Freight is notifying registered owners and stores will provide a gift card equal to the shelf price of the jack stands. Owners are asked to discontinue use of the recalled jack stands immediately. This recall began in April 2020.
Do I Have a Harbor Freight Jack Stands Class Action Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Harbor Freight Jack Stands Class Action Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Harbor Freight jack stand, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.