On June 9, the Department of Homeland Security took a significant step towards combating forced labor by adding Ninestar and its eight subsidiaries to the list of companies banned for importation under UFPLA. This act was aimed at curbing human rights abuses in regions like Xinjiang, China, where reports have exposed the use of forced labor in manufacturing facilities.
However, it is disheartening to learn that these products continue to be sold under different brand names without any repercussions. Ninestar is the third largest printer and printer cartridge manufacturer in the world, and trades under dozens of brand names. By allowing such sales to persist, we inadvertently support an industry that profits from modern-day slavery.
Forced labor is an egregious violation of human rights. Workers subjected to these conditions face physical abuse, restricted movement, low wages or no pay at all, hazardous working environments, and other forms of exploitation. It is our moral obligation as consumers to ensure our purchases do not contribute to this injustice. Click photo below to go to Petition, please sign!