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K’NEX Links International Council of Toy Industries to Sweatshop Sesame Street Toys Made at the Abusive Kai Da Factory in China

Author: National Labor Committee [USA], Published on: 11 August 2008

In July, K’NEX admitted to having a nine year “partnership” with the Kai Da / Hoida Factory in Shenzhen…K’NEX President, Michael Araten, responding to an inquiry by the Business and Human Rights Resource Center wrote: “We contract with the Hoida factory in Shenzhen to manufacture and assemble products. Hoida (Kai Da) is ICTI certified (International Council of Toy Industries) and has participated in the ICTI care program since its inception in 2003.” …Obviously, their monitoring efforts failed...

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Related companies: Hoi Da Factory (Kai Da) K'NEX