China government urges greater attention to safety at Foxconn iPad factory

“China asked Foxconn Technology Group and other Taiwanese firms to pay more attention to safety, after a deadly blast at a Chinese factory making iPads for Apple,” Ben Blanchard reports for Reuters.

“Production in parts of the plant in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu was suspended by Foxconn, Apple’s biggest manufacturing partner, after three workers died and 15 were injured in a blast in a polishing workshop where Apple’s signature products undergo finishing,” Blanchard reports.

“‘We hope that Foxconn and other Taiwanese companies can learn a lesson from this, fulfil their safety responsibilities, strengthen internal oversight controls, scrutinise hidden dangers in a timely manner and ensure safe production,’ Fan Liqing, spokeswoman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, said on Wednesday,” Blanchard reports.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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  1. Funny how when it’s *people* getting harmed, you don’t really hear about the Chinese government intervening, but as soon as it starts affecting product production, well, we can’t have any of that now can we?

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