13 Things Made by Child Laborers You Probably Own

Some things you don't want Santa to bring
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2010 2:30 PM CST
13 Things Made By Child Laborers You Probably Own
Aid agencies estimate that around 11 million children from the ages of four to 14 are in the labor force in Pakistan, half them children under the age of 10.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A staggering 115 million children worldwide are forced into labor, most commonly making one of 128 items contained in a newly released report from the US Department of Labor. The Huffington Post pulls out the 13 most commonly made products manufactured or harvested by kids, and the countries where the practice is common:

  • Carpets: Afghanistan, India, Iran, Nepal, and Pakistan
  • Cocoa: Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, and Nigeria

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  • Diamonds: Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe
  • Clothing: Argentina, China, India, Jordan, Malaysia, and Thailand
  • Coffee: Colombia, Ivory Coast, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, El Salvador, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Tanzania, and Uganda
Click for the rest of the list, which includes a pantry staple.
(Read more child labor stories.)

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