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Harbor Freight jackstand recall

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 08TXRunner, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. Apr 8, 2020 at 6:16 AM
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  2. Apr 8, 2020 at 8:29 AM
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    Wow thank you. I just looked and have the Pittsburgh Automotive, 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands, part number 61197. To all, know that the color of the jack stand on the Consumer Affairs article has nothing to do with the recall because my jack stands are gray and model 61197.
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    08TXRunner

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    I'm seeing that too, Paul - others are reporting that they are gray or silver, not red. I'd check the model number no matter what though.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2020 at 9:05 AM
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    I see some differences and why this should be a recall. I have 2 sets 61197(recall set) and another set 38847 don't know which ones are newer. The recall set looks older judging by the faded label. The base on the recall set is visibly smaller, the arm is visibly smaller, and the Pawls do seem smaller. To confirm here are the bases side by side and the arm from the 38847 will not fit in the 61197 base. So yea, not so good. I've trusted my life on many occasion over the years. SMDH EDIT: Admins this might be something that should get posted across all gen pages.
    6 Ton difference (1).jpg 6 Ton difference (2).jpg
     
  5. Apr 13, 2020 at 9:08 AM
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    I've got a six ton set from HF but their 69596. I wonder how many different variations there are?
     
  6. Apr 13, 2020 at 11:16 AM
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    Too many mods and too much money
    I'm sure there are several. Also, my local store had not heard about a rebate as of last week.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    I posted this info on the other forum also for those that need it


    Here is a link for those who want to join in on a class action lawsuit

    Harbor Freight Jack Stands Lawsuit | Harbor Freight Recalls 2020 Lawyer


    Free Confidential Lawsuit Review
    If you or a loved one was injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Harbor Freight Jack Stands Lawsuit and we can help. Please click the button below for a Free Confidential Case Evaluation or call us toll-free 24 hrs/day by dialing (866) 588-0600.

    What’s the problem?

    This recall affects Pittsburgh Automotive 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands, part number 61197, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

    The ratchet teeth on affected jack stands may not sufficiently engage the pawl to a
    sufficient depth, possibly causing the stand to fail under load, NHTSA said. If the stand fails, the stand can suddenly drop, increasing the risk of injury to persons nearby or under the lifted vehicle.

    Harbor Freight is notifying registered owners and stores will provide a gift card equal to the shelf price of the jack stands, free of charge. Owners are asked to discontinue use of the recalled jack stands immediately.

    Do I Have a Harbor Freight Jack Stands Lawsuit?

    The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Harbor Freight Jack Stands Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

    If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Harbor Freight jack stand, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    That's only for injuries/death.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2020 at 9:25 AM
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    check out this post from another thread. I would say that would qualify as an injury. another thread on this same topic here...
     
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    Absolutely. My general rule for HF has always been this - if a tool's failure can injure/kill me, I don't buy it at HF. Screwdrivers, sockets, hammers, OK. Jack stands, spinning blades, things like that, no.
     
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    Yea totally agree. I'm lucky, been using 2 sets of these for years. Never had any issues once I set the truck down and I felt OK with their placement, but.....I'm damn lucky. I will keep them around to hold parts or whatever smaller items I can use them on, but I will never crawl under a vehicle supported by them ever again. SMDH.
     
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    I posted this on another forum, but I only use pin-style stands. In fact, the ones I use are 22 ton and designed for forklifts. They're not cheap and are heavy as hell, but I feel better crawling under my trucks and cars with these:

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    Shit. I have these.
     
  14. Apr 14, 2020 at 12:52 PM
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    Got to be better than the ones I use. I bent the crap out of this one. Gonna recycle them now...615E5CF6-4A77-452E-96B2-96C639D78F25.jpg
     
  15. Apr 17, 2020 at 1:22 PM
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    So have any of you guys gotten your HF gift card/store credit for returning the 61197 6ton jack stands? My local store will not take them until I receive an email recall notice from HF corporate so I can bring to the store as proof. I call the HF corporate customer service line and they said they will send out the official recall notice email (to bring to the store) once the stay home shelter has been lifted to prevent people from leaving their house. I told the customer service rep that my local store is open from 8am to 6pm so why can’t I just bring them in? She said I would have to wait for the official email that is on file with purchase item receipt.
     
  16. Apr 18, 2020 at 12:21 PM
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    Mine are from 2001, different model number, and never been an issue for me. But I'd hate to have a problem with them and always liked the pin-thru design better.
     
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    Got my $53 return credit today.
     
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    You get an official recall email?
     
  20. May 20, 2020 at 12:53 PM
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    Nope, just walked in with them in my hand. They asked if I got an email and I said yes because the recall bulletin was posted on the wall behind the counter. Seems they are aware there are going to be returns.
     
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