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Unsafe Jack Stands

Discussion in 'General SAOCA Discussions' started by Charles Johns, Jun 30, 2020 at 12:11 PM.

  1. Charles Johns

    Charles Johns Platinum Level Sponsor

    I just got a notification some 3 and 6 ton Harbor Freight jack stands could be flawed...causing them to collapse. The latest NSRA magazine Streetscene has the story on page 108 by the Kentucky Safety Team. . The stands involved are numbers #61196 / #61197 / #56371. The 3 ton jacks have the number on the top of the jack stand. The 6 ton jacks have the number on the yellow part of the label on the base. Some guys do not want to admit they use Harbor Freight parts but DO NOT let that keep you from checking your stands. I use them but limit any load supported. The problem seems to be the fault of OLD TOOLING used from 2013 to 2019 and 454,000 were sold. Mine seem to be different numbers but I checked anyway. Harbor Freight issues a gift card for the shelf price if the bad stand is taken to them. BE SAFE!
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Platinum Level Sponsor

  3. Charles Johns

    Charles Johns Platinum Level Sponsor

    Good to know this site is ahead of the curve.
     

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