Harbor Freight Tools is recalling more than 1.7 million Pittsburgh Automotive 3 Ton and 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands. The jack stands may collapse under load, which can increase the risk of injury to people near or under a lifted vehicle.

Owners of these jack stands are asked to immediately discontinue use due to safety concerns.  Injuries have been reported due to this issue. Affected customers will receive full refunds upon request.

There are two separate recalls for the jack stands. NHTSA recall 20E016 involves an estimated 454,000 units that were produced from June 13, 2013, to November 22, 2019. NHTSA recall 20E027 involves an estimated 1,254,000 units that were produced from December 1, 2012, to March 31, 2020.


Jiaxing Golden Roc Tools Company, the original manufacturer, determined that the jack stands’ defect was due to the aging of production tooling. Included in this recall are 3 Ton jack stands with item numbers 61196 and 56371, and 6 Ton jack stands with item number 61197.

Harbor freight jack stands with 3 and 6 ton highlighted

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.

Jack stand with arrow pointing to number locator

The 56371 jack stands can be identified by checking the item number found on the label on the top of each jack stand.

If consumers have any questions about this recall, please call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 for assistance.

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