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Nintendo Possibly Linked With Foxconn and Child Labor For Wii U Production

Nintendo’s name and the Wii U were explicitly stated in the Chinese press, and while Foxconn has responded confirming that it is indeed illegal, they are denying that they had any knowledge of the illegal activity and would halt it, immediately.

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Mod edit: Some specifics not included this article include that the children were between the ages of 14-16 and worked in the factory for about 3 weeks. Then age in China when a child is legally allowed to work is 16. China agencies are reporting that those 14-16 year-olds have returned to school.

http://www.mercurynews.com/...

"[Foxconn] has agreed to third-party audits, however, and pays some of the highest wages for factory work in the country."

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Swiggins1442d ago

This....will not end well...

guitarded771442d ago (Edited 1442d ago )

It's not some big surprise or secret that Foxconn makes products for Nintendo, but they also build electronics for many, MANY other companies. Do I agree with their methods? No, but it is what it is. Foxconn makes electronics for Nintendo, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Cisco, Acer, Motorola, Dell, Intel, HP, Nokia, Vizio Sony, Compaq. Any console you buy has some assembly of components at one of the Foxconn plants. So if anyone gets to feeling all high and mighty up in here, go check which electronics you have in your home first.

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Burning_Finger1442d ago

I guess the U stands for Underage. XD

ronin4life1442d ago

Then I guess the "3" in PS3 stands for "three year "old"...

... sorry, that wad bad...-_-;;

Anyway, Both jokes are in poor taste. (Yours was kind of funny though... >.<;;)

SolDojo1442d ago

Think it stands for UHOH right about now. If this is true, I sure as hell wont be buying one.

AWBrawler1442d ago

really reaching. than throw out everything in your house thats made in china, cos i'm sure a child worked on it at some point

SolDojo1442d ago

i was really on the fence about it anyways, and there is no call for me to feed nintendo a few hundred more bucks when they do questionable business like this.

not sure that counts as reaching, as im well more than happy to spend that few hundred elsewhere

ronin4life1442d ago

@Sol
This is a gaming website. What you are saying seems to imply you will buy from another games provider. Except... THEY ALL USE FOXCON.

omarzy1441d ago

You should probably throw away anything with a plug if that your attitude, and throw away whatever you are using to connect to the internet.

Shoes, and any other clothing are also made in Chinese factories or any other place that work is outsourced to.

Do the above or be labeled as a hypocrite.

Qrphe1442d ago (Edited 1442d ago )

Sadly enough, most of our electronics involve child labor in one form or another: even more likely if they're products manufactured with outsourced labor (which are 99% of electronics).

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