Beijing : The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG) said Tuesday it had terminated the Olympic product license of a stationery company in south China's Guangdong Province for employing children.
BOCOG said in a statement on its website that investigations into child labour allegations by PlayFair 2008, a global alliance of trade unions and labour organizations, found Lekit Stationery Company Ltd had employed children as labourer, but not for products related to Olympic items.
BOCOG ordered the Guangdong company to stop manufacturing and selling the products immediately.
Investigators suspended approval of product designs of three other companies found to have forced employees to work overtime. The companies had been asked to "rectify their mistakes".
Lekit Stationery Company hired eight students, who were on vacation, in January and February to package products, the statement said, without revealing their ages.
It was also found to have hired workers without signing labour contracts with them.