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Hyundai Says It Has ‘No Evidence’ of Child Labor at Alabama Unit

Hyundai’s assembly plant in Montgomery, Alabama.

Hyundai’s assembly plant in Montgomery, Alabama.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Hyundai Motor Co. said it’s unaware of any evidence of child labor being used at its Alabama parts subsidiary.

Smart Alabama LLC, a wholly owned unit of the Korean automaker, employed immigrant workers as young as 12, Reuters reported Friday, citing family members of three underage workers, police, and former and current employees of the factory.