Harbor Freight is recalling its recalled jack stands’ replacements

In Might, Harbor Freight recalled greater than 1.7 million Pittsburgh-branded three- and six-ton jack stands that would collapse on account of a producing flaw. The flaw on these stands got here from worn dies within the manufacturing course of, which stamped out worn ratchet tooth that would not interact sufficiently. Harbor Freight issued reward playing cards to clients, which some consumers used on alternative jack stands. The next month, a buyer put his alternative stand beneath a Volkswagen Golf, and that stand failed on account of what appeared like a welding subject on the legs. Harbor Freight stated it might examine the matter, and in a letter to clients, founder and CEO Eric Smidt stated the corporate “recognized a welding defect in a small variety of the Pittsburgh 3 ton metal jack stands that changed the recalled jack stands.” So Harbor Freight has added one other set of jack stands to the primary recall.

The Might recall coated three- and six-ton stands with merchandise numbers 56371, 61196, and 61197. This expanded recall provides the three-ton stand with merchandise quantity 56373.

The corporate desires to do greater than merely swap elements, it desires to earn its clients’ belief again. That might take money and time, Harbor Freight having failed twice with elements which are doubtlessly lethal. Smidt’s able to spend the cash, it appears. In his letter, he wrote that the corporate investigated all of its Pittsburgh three-, six-, and 12-ton metal jack stands and did not discover the defect, however, “Though none of those different jack stands are being recalled, when you personal any of them and have any concern in any respect, please convey them again and we’ll offer you a full money refund or retailer credit score for these as properly.”

When you personal any of the recalled stands, cease utilizing them instantly and get them again to Harbor Freight. And maybe control fanatic chat boards for phrase on the alternative stands that exchange the primary alternative stands.

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