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Foxconn labor conditions scrutinized at plant for Amazon speakers

Chinese workers far exceeded overtime cap making Echo devices: report

Foxconn factory workers in China in 2012. The company faces overwork reports stemming from a plant making Amazon Echo smart speakers.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn is investigating work conditions at a Chinese factory that produces smart speakers for following concerns raised by a U.S. watchdog.

The American e-commerce company had already demanded corrective action from the Taiwanese electronics assembler, which trades as Hon Hai Precision Industry, following a March audit that uncovered such issues.

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