Certain 3-ton and all 6-ton Pittsburgh branded jack stands recalled.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents Safety Recall Report 20E-016 and Safety Recall Report 20E-027 reporting recalls on certain 3-ton and all 6-ton Pittsburgh branded jack stands. Approximately 1,708,000 total units are affected. 5% are estimated to have the defect. No injuries have been reported.
Ratchet teeth on the jack stand lifting extension may engage at an inconsistent depth. Any shift in weight once under load, may cause the jack stands, and any vehicle on them, to collapse suddenly, potentially injuring anyone under or near the lifted vehicle.
Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled jack stands and contact Harbor Freight to receive a store credit.
Here at Terrell Hogan, we represent victims who were injured by defective and dangerous products. Many of those lawsuits have led to safety changes in products. Sadly, the changes only came after injuries or deaths. Because we strongly believe it is important to try to help prevent injuries and wrongful deaths, we will continue to publish information about recalls of defective and dangerous products.