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Forum topic by Madmark2 posted 05-20-2020 04:14 PM 1557 views 0 times favorited 41 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Madmark2

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05-20-2020 04:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: safety harbor freight jack stand

Subject says it all. I knew there was a reason I don’t shop at Harbor Freight.

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torus

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#1 posted 05-20-2020 04:18 PM

To be more informative:
https://images.harborfreight.com/hftweb/recalls/Jack-Stand-Recall-56371_61196_61197.pdf

Parts numbers in the name of the PDF

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#2 posted 05-20-2020 06:14 PM

I had not heard of this, thanks for sharing and helping to keep everyone safe.

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#3 posted 05-20-2020 06:21 PM

I won’t stop shopping at Harbor Freight because of it.

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#4 posted 05-20-2020 07:00 PM



I won t stop shopping at Harbor Freight because of it.

- JackDuren


neither will i

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#5 posted 05-20-2020 07:16 PM

I appreciate the share.

I do occasionally shop at harborfrieght. My rule is never to purchase anything that safety related, electrically operated or pneumatic. Lessons learned the hard way.

-- Nicky

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#6 posted 05-20-2020 07:27 PM

The only HF tool I would buy is the $7 pull saw. I have a couple of their clamps but they are flimsy and for very light duty.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 05-20-2020 08:10 PM

Jack stands are such simple items I can’t see how one would fail…and probably someone got severely injured or killed when the stand failed hence the recall.

I had a car jack fail once, and it was the jack stand that saved my friend’s life. Man was that scary. Fast, furious and loud when the car crashed down on the jack stand. It dropped maybe 3 or 4 inches.The engine block stopped 1” above my friend’s head, but no harm done.

Harbor Freight stuff, I use some, but nothing that’s mission critical. I’ve regretted enough purchases….but then there are times when I need a tool and don’t expect to use it more than a few times. So I have a quite a few purchases at that store….

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#8 posted 05-20-2020 09:03 PM

Harbor freight tool are garbage and the store stinks.
They should send that junk back to China so they can fill up their landfills.
Ours have enough

-- Aj

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#9 posted 05-20-2020 09:33 PM

The Safety Recall Report is here:
https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/RCLRPT-20E016-6561.PDF

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#10 posted 05-20-2020 09:39 PM

Nice – instead of being forced to recall them by the CPSC or other governmental agency, they conducted their own investigation/analysis and initiated a voluntary recall on their own. HFT may sell some cheap stuff, but they also have some real gems as well. Just because one of their overseas manufacturers dropped the ball on these jacks certainly isn’t going to keep me away from their stores.

Cheers,
Brad

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#11 posted 05-20-2020 10:34 PM

Seems like more of a reason to trust them than to not trust them. I think HF has a lot to offer at very good prices. I’m in Canada full time now and I really miss them. Great company!

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#12 posted 05-20-2020 10:56 PM

I agree with shipwright.

I’ve checked mine . They have a different number and are probably older.

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#13 posted 05-20-2020 11:03 PM

I have a pair of unknown manufacture. I also have 4 of the safer type that use a cross pin. I’m not married to those ratcheting jobs. I’ll throw them in the recycle bin and they can go back to China for another try. I’ll still shop at HF, but like was mentioned, probably not for safety items.

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#14 posted 05-20-2020 11:03 PM

Give me a digital high five Madmark2, I hate harbor freight.

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#15 posted 05-21-2020 01:12 AM



Seems like more of a reason to trust them than to not trust them. I think HF has a lot to offer at very good prices. I’m in Canada full time now and I really miss them. Great company!

- shipwright

totally agree.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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