iPhone manufacturer says it found underage interns
BEIJING (AP) - The company that manufactures Apple's iPhone says it has found underage interns as young as 14 working at one of its factories in China.
Foxconn Technology Group said in an e-mailed response to Bloomberg News on Tuesday that a company investigation found the interns, who ranged in age from 14 to 16, had worked at its facility in Yantai, in north-eastern China's Shandong province, for about three weeks.
China Labor Watch, an advocacy group, had said on Monday that a "small number" of interns who were sent by schools and employed at Yantai over the summer were aged 14 to 16.
They were sent back to their schools. China's minimum legal working age is 16.