Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian

David Tonnessen,

Are the Kardashians sweating a possible sweatshop scandal?

After a well-known human-rights organization said it was conducting an investigation into whether the family's merchandise is being manufactured in China under questionable working conditions, the family launched did its own digging to find out.

Their verdict?

"The story is not true," the Kardashians' rep, Jill Fritzo, tells E! News.

The family was tipped off the explosive allegations after the dubious tandem of Star magazine and Radar claimed that certain items from the K-Dash by Kardashian label, the Kris Jenner Kollection and ShoeDazzle, a company cofounded by Kim Kardashian, were made under horrific conditions. The publications alleged factory employees often work up to 84 hours a week in non-air-conditioned facilities and earn only $1 an hour. That prompted a probe by the watchdog group Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights.

The family itself said it was taking the accusations "very seriously," and after checking things out determined the report was wrong.

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