Car Stand Product Safety recall : Extreme Garage Ratchet Stand 2000/3000/4000 kg

Was alarmed to see this, so thought to share it asap. Sold from Autobarn

https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/automotive-brands-g...

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.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to your nearest place of purchase (Autobarn or Autopro store) at which point consumers should obtain a full refund.

Comments

  • +1

    Yowsers. That's a dangerous one.

  • +1

    Nice work OP.

  • +2

    The faulty latch can cause the ratchet jack stand to fall on to a person

    It is not the jack stand falling on me that I am worried about…

    • +1

      depends how high it falls from though
      .

  • +5

    I never trust stands 100% That's why I have redundancy and leave the jack as well

    • what if the jack fails? or you need to go under where the jack is at and theres nowhere else to put the jack?

      • +3

        I put a tyre and wheel under the car too. You still might get horribly injured but at least your chest won't get crushed.

        • I keep some wood blocks for this purpose - a bunch of 150x50 about 40cm long. Great too for general jacking things up, ramps for getting up gutters, etc.

      • +1

        I am referring to using the Jack and stand together.

  • Dates available for sale
    10 Oct 2017 - 8 Feb 2019

  • +2

    I always use 3-4 jack stands where 2 are required, When I was on my P's I jacked up my car on grass and started taking the o2 sensor off with full force, One glance over at jack both of them were almost dug in on ground on both sides and few more minutes I wouldn't be here typing this comment, Didn't have a garage at that time.

    • +7

      Jack stands on grass. Ahhhhh, to be young again.

    • Jeez that’s fkn scary