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#4064200 - 05/22/20 07:57 AM Harbor Freight jack stands recall
Old_Guy_Stu Offline

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3-ton and 6-ton stands could collapse under load, no bueno. Details here: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/RCLRPT-20E027-9959.PDF

Looks like you can bring 'em back for a "refund" (store credit, of course), but they don't have replacement stands. So you bring 'em back and then go buy stands somewhere else.

Just looked at my 61196 (recalled) stands, and they have about 3/32 engagement depth on the pawl. The castings are rough enough that only half the pawl has wear on it. I don't think I want to trust 3/32 worth of Chinese cast iron.
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#4064232 - 05/22/20 10:06 AM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
Old_Guy_Stu Offline

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Further inspection reveals that I cannot cause the catch to release under load without raising the rack. So they're only dangerous if you joggle the car around and pull up on the release lever at the same time. So I'm calling them "safe enough" as it looks like you can't get anything better for anywhere close to the same price. Not worth it to trade in, in other words.

However, if you have these, give 'em a thorough check to make sure.
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1988 CVLX (Destroyer) 1998-2001 driven to death 202K
1988 Squire (Chris Craft) 1996-1998 junkyard rescue driven to death 199K

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#4064290 - 05/22/20 03:52 PM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
2007CrownVic Offline
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Loc: Canada
It wouldn't be surprising if they all have the flaw that makes it happen and it's that mixed with non-precise manufacturing that causes some to work properly like yours and others to drop on their own.
The question I have is what other brands also have the same problem? Because chances are whatever chinese manufacturer made the HF ones also made them for others.

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#4064326 - 05/22/20 06:57 PM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
Blu Offline

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All good here, just checked mine out. The date on the notice was DEC 2012 - March 2019. Glad I use the quickjack.


Edited by Blu (05/22/20 06:57 PM)
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#4064348 - 05/22/20 09:53 PM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
124neta Offline
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Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu

However, if you have these, give 'em a thorough check to make sure.


Worn out/ messed up teeth = guaranteed to go down on you.

Just get yourself some good old fashioned tree carcass.
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#4067200 - 06/12/20 09:18 PM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: 124neta]
124neta Offline
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Originally Posted By 124neta
Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu

However, if you have these, give 'em a thorough check to make sure.


Worn out/ messed up teeth = guaranteed to go down on you.

Just get yourself some good old fashioned tree carcass.


This post prompted me to make some new ones:
https://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=4067196#Post4067196
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#4068030 - 06/19/20 10:41 PM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
Lance01 Offline
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Yea I saw this last time I was in harbor freight. Not good.

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#4068078 - 06/20/20 06:39 AM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: 124neta]
Old_Guy_Stu Offline

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Originally Posted By 124neta

Worn out/ messed up teeth = guaranteed to go down on you.


Wait, are we still talking about jack stands? Because there's some meth-head chicks that meet that description, too.
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1988 CVLX (Destroyer) 1998-2001 driven to death 202K
1988 Squire (Chris Craft) 1996-1998 junkyard rescue driven to death 199K

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#4068138 - 06/20/20 04:41 PM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
124neta Offline
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Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu
Originally Posted By 124neta

Worn out/ messed up teeth = guaranteed to go down on you.


Wait, are we still talking about jack stands? Because there's some meth-head chicks that meet that description, too.


Yes, If you follow the link in my follow up post you find a set of stands.

Softwood = guaranteed to not get you in trouble.
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#4068140 - 06/20/20 04:44 PM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
124neta Offline
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For the record, they don't go up as high as most other jacks. However, I've not had any complaints from any of the girls that sat on them.
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#4068240 - 06/21/20 01:04 PM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
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#4110232 - 05/23/21 06:05 PM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
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Just marking safe here from the bad jack stand deals, all mine predate the flawed era by decades.
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#4110734 - 05/27/21 05:03 PM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
Ryan Offline

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I can't believe anyone would trust harbor freight jack stands in the first place.

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#4110764 - 05/27/21 07:17 PM Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall [Re: Ryan]
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Originally Posted By Ryan
I can't believe anyone would trust harbor freight jack stands in the first place.
I have 4 Craftsmen 1.5s, two Harbor Freight 1.5s, and except for paint color and stickers, there is absolutely NO difference.

I have some 3 ton units too.
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