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Harbor Freight Jack Stands Recalled for Risk of Collapsing


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Not exactly Subaru specific news, mods feel free to move.

 

 

 

Some 3 and 6 ton HF jack stands are being recalled. I am sure there are people here who have them (I own both kinds).

 

 

Article (one of many, google others):

 

 

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/a32600586/harbor-freight-jack-stands-recalled-for-risk-of-collapsing/

 

 

Official notice from HF (PDF doc):

 

 

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

 

 

Be safe out there folks.

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on the plus side, it sounds like the stand bases aren't collapsing, just dropping down to their minimum height (which could be really bad, but maybe not as bad as falling all the way down)
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Here's a video about how and why they fail:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn7FPbT2fxQ]Harbor Freight Jackstand RECALL- Tested, Failure Analysis, Returned! - YouTube[/ame]

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