April 26, 2006

Pepsi planning foray in Family Planning

Sudesh Sharma, a resident of Ujhani village near New Delhi, had purchased two bottles of Pepsi from a retail shop near Kashmere Gate in the Capital in year 2003. After suffering from a pleathora of diseases, he examined the bottle to find amongst other things, a condom.

He filed a complaint with Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (North), who has ordered Pepsico India Holdings Ltd to pay Rs 1 lakh towards the Consumer Legal Aid Fund and Rs 20,000 as damages to Sharma.

Pepsi has denied any negligence on its part, and maintains in court that the bottles may have contained spurious products illegally marketed under its brand name.