A woman has revealed to US media how she found a plea for help from a man imprisoned in China in a bag from the upmarket Saks store in New York. In the note, the man said he was forced to work 13-hour days at a Chinese prison factory to make the bags.
The discovery by Stephanie Wilson in September 2012 prompted a search for the man's whereabouts, reports say. News website DNAinfo says it managed to track down the man - a Cameroonian who had already been released.
The high-end department store, Saks, said it had launched an investigation into the discovery but could not determine the specific origins of the bag, the report adds.