What if you found out a product you use every day, a product you had planned on buying again when your present product gave up the ghost, was indirectly killing workers?
That appears to be what’s happening at a Chinese manufacturer that makes the iPhone.
I admit it. I have an iPhone, one of the first that came out. And lately the thing is making me wonder if the pursuit of the latest gadget without any thought is smart or ethical.
Ten workers at two factories in Zhenzhen, China, have killed themselves, most jumping off of buildings at the production complex. The facilities’ operator Foxconn, makes electronics for major U.S. companies including Apple; and conditions there, according to local reports, are extremely high pressure. (more…)