Harbor Freight recalling 454,000 jack stands
When purchasing tools it is always important to do the research. Harbor Freight is recalling jack stands! I have their announcement and the full article and the NTHSA report linked below.
Earlier this year I talked about a process of being mindful of intent prior to making a purchase. In the case of tools this is what I ask myself:
How often am I going to use it?
How important is it to my safety and others?
Where am I going to keep it?
What kind of maintenance does it require?
A jack stand would have a direct impact to safety. At times it can be so tempting to purchase things at the last moment because it's a "good deal". If something affects your safety, do your own research and purchase quality not price.
When you develop your own process on how to make a decision, you can hold yourself accountable and maybe even make safer choices.
You can read the full article here.