It is commonplace these days to come across fake and low-quality products like shampoos, creams, tooth pastes and medicines etc that are refilled in recycled containers. The pity is that such fake items can even be found at big departmental stores. I urge all consumers to deform, mark or damage in some way all the bottles and tubes of such products after they are used. Furthermore, I request manufacturers of these products to publish a list of their retailers and start putting a seal on their products so consumers can be assured that they are buying the original product. A. AKHTAR, Karachi, October 16.