Prisoner labor is admitted by Ikea

Posted: November 17, 2012 at 3:14 a.m.

A customer moves his purchases outside the Ikea store in Brooklyn, N.Y., in September. The com2pany said it regrets that some of its products were made using East German prison labor decades ago.

Swedish furniture company Ikea expressed regret Friday that it benefited from the use of forced prison labor by some of its suppliers in communist East Germany more than two decades ago.

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Business, Pages 31 on 11/17/2012