Apple Finds Child Labor Abuses at Foreign Factories Company's own report details 11 cases overseas By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Feb 27, 2010 1:29 PM CST 17 comments Comments The Apple iPad. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (Newser) – Apple's own investigation of the factories in its supply chain found 11 cases of 15-year-olds on the job. The company didn't identify the locations, but most of its facilities are in China. Apple ordered a "complete analysis" and a review of employment records. The report also found that about half of its 102 factories routinely ignored Apple's rule that people not work more than 60 hours a week, reports the Telegraph. Other common problems included lax safety regulations and too-low wages. The company said it cut ties with one factory in particular: "When we investigated, we uncovered records and conducted worker interviews that revealed excessive working hours and seven days of continuous work."