The secret consumer level item testing of RFID tags in Max Factor Lipsticks, by WalMart and Proctor & Gamble in the USA, despite their press statements that they had restricted their trials of the technology to backroom and warehouse operations, is interesting.
Chicago Sun-Times report:
It seems that, just as with the Tesco Cambridge (UK) RFID trial using Gillette razorblades, the temptation to monitor the public guinea pigs in secret by means of remote CCTV was too great to resist.
CASPIAN press release:
The example of an RFID tag embedded in the plastic cap of a Proctor & Gamble Pantene brand shampoo bottle, rather than in an external paper label, shows how, for many consumer items, it will be impractical to physically remove such RFID tags without damaging or spoiling the product itself.