Harbor Freight jackstands under Recall

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Harbor Freight jackstands under Recall

Post by REDONE » Wed May 20, 2020 5:09 am

I know these are popular items around here, but three different part numbers of HF jackstands, both 3 ton and 6 ton, have been ordered recalled by the NHSTA.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/jalopnik.c ... 546730/amp

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Re: Harbor Freight jackstands under Recall

Post by Stuka » Wed May 20, 2020 6:15 am

There is a lot of things I am fine with buying from HF, jacks and jack stands are not one of those things.
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Re: Harbor Freight jackstands under Recall

Post by REDONE » Wed May 20, 2020 6:32 am

I hear you, I try not to buy anything made in China. But look around for US made jack stands. When all the options are Chinese, what value is in the brand name?
79 J-10 (Honcho Mucho) KE0LSU
304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s&4.10s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.

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Re: Harbor Freight jackstands under Recall

Post by tedlovesjeeps71 » Wed May 20, 2020 6:42 am

Thanks for the heads up. I’m actually ok with buying stuff like jack stands from harbor freight. It’s their more complicated stuff I tend to shy away from. But considering my newest jack stands from them are probably 20-25 years old, perhaps the newer stuff is made of inferior metal? I do inspect my stuff throughly once a year and a cursory once-over before each use. I also tend to use a much heavier stand than the vehicles weight would suggest needing.

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Re: Harbor Freight jackstands under Recall

Post by REDONE » Wed May 20, 2020 6:59 am

From the description in the article, they claim the root problem is "worn out tooling", and the presenting problem is the pawl can slip when under load. Sounds to me like the angle of the teeth is off.
79 J-10 (Honcho Mucho) KE0LSU
304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s&4.10s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.


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Re: Harbor Freight jackstands under Recall

Post by will e » Wed May 20, 2020 8:21 am

Jack stands and jacks I buy from Harbor Freight.

I never crawl under if it is only supported by the jack.
I always add secondary 'emergency' items in place when on Jack Stands. Usually a tire under the car or a second set of stands.

Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: Harbor Freight jackstands under Recall

Post by Stuka » Wed May 20, 2020 8:25 am

Yeah, I always put the tire I pull off under the vehicle. So if it falls, at least I don't get totally crushed. My jack stands are about 20 years old, Jack is about 18, and its actually starting to get worn out. Not looking forward to finding another one that isn't $500+.
1981 J10 AMC 258 with HEI and Weber 32/36 DGEV Carb, T176, NP208, D44/M23 with 4.56 gears and Detroit Locker, 6" lift, 33x12.50 Cooper STT's, BJ's Offroad Rear Dozer Bumper.
2017 JKU Rubicon Lifted and stuff
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Re: Harbor Freight jackstands under Recall

Post by will e » Sat May 23, 2020 10:54 am

Actually it occurs to me that a few of these may have been 'raffle prizes' at the annual Ouray Invasion. If you won a set, please check the part number on the stickers.
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