Yep, good point. As I noted recently on new Fram CAF thread, I saw ST AF and CAF boxes stocked for first time at local WM. Unfortunately WM seals all the boxed with a serrated pull strip. To look/inspect on must pull the strip to open the box, so no longer sealed. Can't be restored to original.
As I mentioned in the other thread. I wouldn't buy without looking at the filter, but I also unlikely I'd pull zip strip just to inspect. To use an old expression, kind of Catch22.
Can't open box in store . Sealed with a pull tab . This is for an 2nd generation FIT ( applies to 3rd as well ) . Original is in car . FRAM Freeze Breeze CF11182 is in pics . CF11182 exact fit as O.E.M..