A couple of days ago, Foxconn admitted that child labor is being used at one of their factories in China. As it stands not many people have very good images of Foxconn in their mind, especially after the various issues that have stemmed from the factories that help manufacture some of the most high-profile gadgets today. In case you did not know, Nintendo’s Wii U is being manufactured at Foxconn and after hearing the manufacturer admit to using child labor, Nintendo has launched their own investigation into the matter.
According to a Nintendo spokesperson (via IGN), “Nintendo is in communication with Foxconn and is investigating the matter […] We take our responsibilities as a global company very seriously and are committed to an ethical policy on sourcing, manufacture and labour. […] If we were to find that any of our production partners did not meet our guidelines, we would require them to modify their practices according to Nintendo’s policy.” While there have been various issues stemming from Foxconn’s factories, this admission has confirmed what many have said against the company in the past.