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Re: SAFETY WARNING RECALL! HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STANDS!!!eye popping smiley
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 20, 2020 06:28PM

I have 2 of the stands under the front of my Coupe. I have a s0are set of 8 year old 6 ton stands I can put under the car. We will see what the offer here in Savannah when I take them in.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: SAFETY WARNING RECALL! HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STANDS!!!eye popping smiley
Posted by: tony66 ()
Date: May 20, 2020 06:44PM

NHTSA Recall Notice



Description of Defect :
Description of the Defect : For certain units, the ratchet teeth on the jack stand lifting extension post may
inconsistently engage the pawl to a sufficient depth.
FMVSS 1 : NR
FMVSS 2 : NR
Description of the Safety Risk : Under load, with a potential shift in weight, on certain units the jack stand
pawl may disengage from the extension lifting post, allowing the stand to
drop suddenly, with potential to injure people near or under a lifted vehicle.
Description of the Cause : The manufacturing process that controls the location indexing of the pawl
armature hole was inconsistent due to aging of production tooling. This caused
inconsistency in the engagement of the ratchet teeth in certain units.
Identification of Any Warning
that can Occur :
On certain units, when a potential shift in weight occurs, an incident affecting
safety may happen without any warning.

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Re: SAFETY WARNING RECALL! HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STANDS!!!eye popping smiley
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: May 22, 2020 06:58PM

Yep turned in 4 grey ones for 4 new red ones yesterday .. our SDCC newsletter producer John sent it out right away... dang I was just under a Silverado swapping a front diff out last month lets just say we almost shook that truck off the stands let alone this recall GEEEEEZZZZZZZ. PLEASE forward the recall info along to anyone that works automotive!

Rod Tetrault
El Cajon , CA
65 Corsa Yenko Clone / 65 Corsa EO Creampuff Vert
66 Corsa "JIMISH" Mid engine Turbo LS1 currently 2nd fastest Corvair in the USA
Class 5 Corvair powered Baja
Corvair powered Buggy x 3
Enough hidden parts to build a space ship

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Re: SAFETY WARNING RECALL! HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STANDS!!!eye popping smiley
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: May 22, 2020 09:12PM

The recall says only 5% are defective.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: SAFETY WARNING RECALL! HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STANDS!!!eye popping smiley
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 23, 2020 02:15AM

Took my set in after looking at them. Decided not worth keeping them. Got a gift card. None in stock.

Went to O'Reilly's and pick up a set of AC Delco 6 ton Jack stands. With military discount was only $65. Beefier than those grey ones I took back to HF. More like my 11 year old HF stands.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: SAFETY WARNING RECALL! HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STANDS!!!eye popping smiley
Posted by: CoCoCo ()
Date: May 24, 2020 12:08AM

I checked mine the other day and they were not the part numbers effected.
Supposedly...

But the extensions sure were loose in the bore of the base, and when you rock them the release handle rocks what I would consider quite a bit. Maybe more than desirable.
If they won't take them back (because the numbers don't match) I may try to tighten up the bore. Or at least verify the depth of the engagement of the pawl and teeth.

Then again, it's not worth messing with something that isn't inherently safe to begin with. I can see too many bad scenarios.

Only 5% effected? And in another article I saw the number at approx. 450,000 stands? Apparently they sell a LOT of jackstands!

Paul

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