In a petition filed before the Bombay High Court, activist-attorney Geetanjali Tapan Dutta has reportedly challenged the methods that multinational companies use to seal their personal care, hygiene and cosmetic products. She contends that improper sealing risks contamination, especially during transit, and can result in allergies and skin diseases or reactions. She was quoted as saying, “I have seen many times when shop owners or walk-in customers casually pick up products like deodorants and perfumes from the shelves and put them back again. So, the consumer actually gets less of the product they have paid for. Also, there are chances of contamination which can be dangerous.” Among the companies named as respondents are Hindustan Unilever, Procter & Gamble and Colgate Palmolive (India). Dutta has also named certain government agencies and asks the court to intervene to ensure the adoption of rules and guidelines requiring that these products be sealed. See Economic Times, October 2, 2013.