Stop using these Harbor Freight jack stands immediately
Certain 3 Ton and 6 Ton Pittsburgh jack stands sold by Harbor Freight are being recalled due to a potential risk of dropping suddenly. A shift in weight can force the locking pawl to disengage from the extension lifting post. Obviously, this would be very bad for you, anyone, or anything under a lifted car being supported by these jack stands. The item numbers of the affected products are 56371, 61196, and 61197. The 56371 jack stands can be identified by checking the item number found on the label on the top of each jack stand. The 61196 and 61197 jack stands can be identified by checking the item number found on the yellow part of the label on the base of each jack stand. Please refer to the official recall notice from Harbor Freight for more information:
Check the jack stands in the garage, your father's garage, your girlfriend's house, call your uncle, and shout it from the rooftops. 454,000 that were manufactured between June 13, 2013 and Nov. 22, 2019 are at risk of being faulty. The defect was discovered during quality assurance tests, which revealed that the machine tooling had become worn, resulting in inconsistent product quality per the NHTSA recall report. If you have a set of these jack stands, you need to bring them back to your local Harbor Freight store. You will receive a gift card for their full retail value in exchange.