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Disney's Cars toys are made in Chinese factory using child labour, with staff forced to do triple-overtime: Investigation

SHENZHEN - Disney's best-selling Cars toys are being made in a factory in China that uses child labour and forces staff to do three times the amount of overtime allowed by law, according to an investigation. The undercover investigation came after a 45-year-old female employee, Ms Hu Nianzhen, jumped to her death from the factory building in May after she was allegedly shouted at by managers. The factory, called Sturdy Products, makes toys for the giant Mattel company, which last month announced quarterly profits of £48 million (S$57.9 million) on the back of strong sales of Barbie dolls and Cars 2 toys. The company, in the city of Shenzhen, also makes toys for United States superstore chain Walmart. The investigation was carried out with the help of human rights group Sacom (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour), which helped to expose abuses in Apple's Fo...

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