BEIJING -- Underage interns working at a plant operated by electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group returned to their vocational schools in the eastern Chinese city of Yantai on Wednesday, the official New China News Agency reported.
Foxconn on Tuesday admitted to employing interns as young as 14 at a factory in the city. China's minimum working age is 16. It's unclear how many workers were underage.
"Our investigation has shown that the interns in question, who ranged in age from 14 to 16, had worked in that campus for approximately three weeks," Foxconn said in a prepared statement. "We have found no evidence of similar violations in any of our other campuses in China but we will not hesitate to take immediate action in any campus if any violations are discovered."
The admission comes one month after Foxconn denied reports in Chinese media that it forced vocational students to work in factories making iPhones.