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    SD Jack stand safety recalls

    Hi gents,

    There was some discussion on the PF discord about jack stands and product recalls, and I thought it was worth throwing a thread up here given the likelihood of seeing the official recall notice about those stands you bought years ago is probably slim to none.

    Main page, product recalls are listed here: Product Safety Australia - Vehicle Support Stands

    #2
    Of immediate concern for Autopro/Autobarn regulars:

    Automotive Brands Group Pty Ltd t/as Autopro and Autobarn - Extreme Garage Ratchet Jack Stand Range - 2000kg, 3000kg, 4000kg


    What are the defects?

    The product does not meet the requirements of the mandatory standard 'Consumer Protection Notice No. 12 of 2008, Consumer Product Safety Standard for Vehicle Support Stands'.
    Some products in this range may have a faulty latch that is either loose or has not been cast correctly.

    What are the hazards?

    The faulty latch can cause the ratchet jack stand to fall on to a person, resulting in serious injury or death.
    Recall Advertisement



    Repco:

    Repco 6 Ton sold between 8 Nov 2013 and 16 Feb 2018 Product Number RASTD6

    https://www.productsafety.gov.au/rec...support-stands


    What are the defects?

    The main column may fracture, rather than bend, if a load is dropped on its outer most edge.


    What are the hazards?

    If the column fractures the load may fall, causing serious injury or death.
    Last edited by andy_wk; 20-05-20, 09:33 AM.

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      #3
      My Aldi stands from 2 years ago look identical, how do I check ?
      .

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        #4
        'Digitel' aka ozstock.com.au 3 ton sold July/Sep 2017:

        https://www.productsafety.gov.au/rec...ton-jack-stand


        What are the defects?

        The product does not meet the requirements of the mandatory standard 'Consumer Protection Notice No. 12 of 2008, Consumer Product Safety Standard for Vehicle Support Stands'. The product may buckle during use.

        What are the hazards?

        If the product buckles during use it may pos​e a crushing hazard, resulting in serious injury or death to the user.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Spammy View Post
          My Aldi stands from 2 years ago look identical, how do I check ?
          That's the worry - most of these things look (or are) the same. I would contact the recalls agency and hope you can get some sense as to how they check the same product being sold by multiple vendors: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/con...ake-an-enquiry

          Judging by the way the dates those recall notices are clustered together I wonder if they periodically test all available stands on the market(?)

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            #6
            Its pretty crazy how often these things have a recall.

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              #7
              A recall on a dodgy latch is pretty scary. Its one of the only things stopping you from having your face reconstructed by your sump. A mildly unpleasant thought.

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                #8
                Farout that's a bit concerning. I have three pairs of these. Two std and four truck ones. I think they came from auto one but they look identical.
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                  #9
                  This is why PF is so fucking awesome.
                  Thanks andy_wk !

                  *edit*
                  Fuck Me, they're everywhere!
                  From an email that arrived in my inbox AFTER Andy posted this warning: Harbor Freight "Pittsburgh" branded, too:
                  https://images.harborfreight.com/hft...1196_61197.pdf
                  Last edited by Captiva Fan; 20-05-20, 12:41 PM.
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                    #10
                    Good job andy_wk.

                    I bought a similar set to these that were faultily made - occurred to me that there was zero quality control of the end product as they couldn't lock at all. Scary stuff.

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                      #11
                      We stopped using the ratchet style stands on site a few years back based on this --> https://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Documents/...MSB_SB_142.pdf

                      I still have a 3t and a 4t set at home, but when I use them I don't have them extended. The pin locking style ones are all that we use on site, and all I use at home if I actually need to get under something.
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                        #12
                        If I have to replace my Stanfred pin types (20 odd years old now) I’d be a bit stressed because it’s like every brand of stand gets recalled and the only answer is another stand that’ll be recalled a couple of years later.
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                          #13
                          My axle stands have a screw adjustment sorta like the chassis pads on a hoist with a giant wing nut thingy. Infinite adjustability is really handy and you can wind them up or down a bit while under load. I know they are more than 30 years old and still going strong. I don't know why I never see this type of stand as I think they are a great idea. I sometimes think about getting rid of them and buying new ones but then common sense kicks.
                          If you dig a hole and it is in the wrong place, digging it deeper isn't going to help.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Aaron View Post
                            my Stanfred pin types (20 odd years old now)
                            *high-fives* for Stan & Fred!
                            I've got two pair, bought a few years apart; they're different shades of blue, and the older ones have a wider doohickey that the frame-rail sits in.
                            They seem sturdy enough, and it's not like there's much to fail.
                            Last edited by Captiva Fan; 20-05-20, 08:38 PM.
                            Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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                              #15
                              I have the pin-type ones as well.

                              Always preferred them to the ratchet style.
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