Investigators of the New York-based campaign group Child Labor Watch (CLW) alleged that Samsung Electronics has violated labor laws by employing child labors in one of its plants owned by China’s HEG Electronics, where cell phones, DVDs, stereo equipment and MP3 players are made for Samsung and then shipped and sold all over the world.
CLW claimed that children under age of 16 were identifying working in the plant between June and July.
Samsung, however, said it found no evidence of any such violations when it carried out its own checks.
The report by CLW alleged that HEG had failed in detecting underage registrants who had mingled with older students sent to work at the factory during their summer and winter school holidays.
CLW had run a similar investigation on Apple’s suppliers in China.
“Based on the results of this CLW investigation of Samsung’s supplier factory, it can be determined that working conditions at HEG are well below those general conditions in Apple’s supplier factories,” said CLW in a statement.