US News Harbor Freight recalling 454,000 jack stands because they can drop causing 'serious injury'

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    Harbor Freight is recalling 454,000 jack stands because they pose a safety risk and advises consumers to stop using them immediately.

    According to the recall notice posted on the retailer's website, with some Pittsburgh Automotive 3 Ton and 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands, "there is a potential, while under load and with a shift in weight, for the pawl to disengage from the extension lifting post, allowing the stand to drop suddenly."

    The sudden drop could "cause serious injury for people near or under a lifted vehicle, and/or damage to property," the notice states.

    The recall is only for stands with item numbers 61196, 61197 and 56371.

    The item numbers for the 6 ton stands are on the yellow part of the label on the base of each stand, according to the notice. For the 3 ton stand, the item number is on the label on the top of the stand.


    Read more here. (USA Today)
     

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