PSA: Replacements for recalled Harbor Freight jack stands now also recalled

A couple of months ago, Harbor Freight Tools recalled a bunch of their jack stands. Those 3-ton and 6-ton units were under risk of collapsing due to a manufacturing defect that could cause the support pawl to become disengaged. 1.7 million sets were recalled, and some of those customers who returned the defective stands were given replacements. Now those replacements have also been recalled.

In a statement published to Harbor Freight’s Facebook page, the company’s owner issues an apology and says that 3-ton jack stands with part number 56373 are being added to the recall list. These may suffer from a welding defect that could cause them to collapse. If you have these, stop using them immediately.  Harbor Freight will issue a cash refund or store credit to anyone who brings them in.

It’s probably not a good idea to use cheapo jack stands at all, but these days it’s hard to know if more expensive units aren’t being made with the same quality control. We will reiterate what we said last time. It’s probably best to put a backup support if you’re getting under the car at all.

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8 Responses to PSA: Replacements for recalled Harbor Freight jack stands now also recalled

  1. Azfer said:

    This might be super inconvenient for some but whenever my dad and I worked on cars, we always put wheels (tires and rims) under the car as a safety measure. Working with jack stands or anything that “locks” the car in mid-air is very scary for me. Hopefully no one in the JNC family was hurt because of these jack-stands

  2. HotWheelsAndFriedChicken ! said:

    So, harbor freight recalled a recall. How bad are these things?!

  3. Negishi no Keibajo said:

    Ok… Craftsman dies while Harbor Freight lives on; recall after recall. I buy a total of TWO thing at HF, moving blankets & tarps. I will re-evaluated my sourcing.

  4. nlpnt said:

    Never trust Harbor Freight if your life or your job depends on a tool.

  5. Mark F Newton-John said:

    Get the aluminum jackstands.

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