updated 4/15/2010 7:01:42 PM ET 2010-04-15T23:01:42

Microsoft says it will investigate reports of poor working conditions at a factory in southern China that makes some of its products.

A nonprofit that looks into the treatment of foreign workers by U.S. companies published a report Tuesday detailing long working hours, low pay, insufficient food and few freedoms for workers at the KYE Systems Corp. factory in Dongguan, China.

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In a blog post, Microsoft says a team of independent auditors are headed to the KYE factory. The software maker says it already does annual inspections at KYE.

The KYE factory makes Microsoft-brand Webcams, computer mice and Xbox controllers.

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