Harbor Freight Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands

Michigan Attorneys Representing Consumers Injured by Dangerous Products

When a consumer makes the decision to purchase a tool for home repair, automotive maintenance, or other use, they can and should expect for the product to be safe and work as advertised. When performing automotive maintenance, one of the greatest potential dangers is posed by a vehichle that has been jacked, or lifted up in order to raise the tires off the ground and access underneath the vehicle. Jack stands are devices designed to support a vehicle or other heavy loads in a raised position. They play a crucial role in ensuring safety when working underneath a vehicle, such as during maintenance or repairs. Generally a mechanical or hydraulic jack is used to lift up a vehicle, and the more static and secure jack stands are placed at specific points under the vehicle to keep the vehicle lifted up without continuous use of the hydraulic or mechanical jack.

The discount hardware and tool company Harbor Freight Tools has initiated a recall affecting over 1.7 million units of their Pittsburgh Automotive brand 3-Ton and 6-Ton Harbor Freight Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands. There is a potential issue with these jack stands where they may collapse under load because the product’s ratchet teeth may not sufficiently engage the pall to a sufficient depth, causing it to fail under load. This failure may cause a sudden drop, increasing the risk of injury or death to persons nearby or under any lifted vehicle.

Which Dangerous Products have been Recalled?

The recall is divided into two segments: NHTSA recall 20E016, encompassing approximately 454,000 units manufactured between June 13, 2013, and November 22, 2019, and NHTSA recall 20E027, covering around 1,254,000 units produced from December 1, 2012, to March 31, 2020. The original manufacturer, Jiaxing Golden Roc Tools Company, attributed the defect in the jack stands to the aging of production tooling. The recall specifically includes 3 Ton jack stands with item numbers 61196 and 56371, as well as 6 Ton jack stands with item number 61197.

It is crucial for affected individuals to respond promptly to ensure their safety and receive the necessary remedies for the recalled products. Owners of these specific jack stands are urged to cease usage immediately due to safety apprehensions, as incidents causing injuries have already been reported. Anyone hurt by the recalled products may want to consult with a Michigan product liability attorney to discuss possible legal action against the manufacturer and distriubutors of the products.

How to Seek Compensation for Your Loss

If you or a loved one has been injured by the recalled Pittsburgh or Harbor Freight heavy duty steel jack stands, you should reach out for legal counsel from the Neumann Law Group for a free consultation. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help. Our qualified Michigan plaintiff’s attorneys specialize in personal injury law and have a deep understanding of the legal principles and regulations related to dangerous products. Our lawyers can assess the validity of your potential lawsuit, considering factors such as product liability, negligence, and breach of warranty, ultimately assiting you in deciding how to pursue your claim.

Our lawyers have the skill needed to communicate with opposing parties and counsel. We will draft both the official and unofficial communications with the other parties and courts to help build a compelling case for your compensation. We can skillfully engage in negotiations with the legal representatives of the opposing parties, ensuring that any settlement offers are as favorable as possible to compensate you for your loss. If an acceptable settlement cannot be reached, we will not hesitate to take your case to court and fight for a fair judgment in your favor.

Our Michigan product liability attorneys represent clients with no out-of-pocket costs to the client. Consulting with us is free, and you will not need to pay us a dime unless we win or settle your case. Neumann Law Group has offices in Traverse City, Detroit, and Grand Rapids, giving us the abiltiy to attentivelyrepresent injured clients throughout Michigan, and beyond. If you or a loved one has been injured by a Harbor Freight heavy duty steel jack stand, or any other dangerous product, reach out for a free consultation by calling (800) 525-6386 or entering your information into our online contact form.

Client Reviews

Helpful staff who is always there for you. Dedicated to serving your needs.

- Joyce L.

I was involved in a terrible motor vehicle accident and was able to obtain a large settlement that will take care of me for the rest of my life. I also referred my friend to Neumann Law Group regarding a medical malpractice matter. She has also been overly satisfied with this firm. I highly...

- Kevin R.

Contact Us

  1. 1 Free Consultation
  2. 2 Available 24/7
  3. 3 We Will Travel to You
Fill out the contact form or call us at (800) 525-6386 to schedule your free consultation.

Leave Us a Message