Christopher is the Magic 8 Ball of the depressingly obvious.

Take down requests and C&D letters will be forwarded to my attorney Marc J. Randazza.

Dear Lysol

Christopher L. Jorgensen
PO Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

March 11, 2020

Lysol Consumer Relations
Reckitt Benckiser LLC
Parsippany, NJ 07054-0224

Dear Lysol,

I’m quite fond of your product. Here’s the deal, when I smell the fresh clean scent of Lysol, I know that shit is clean! It’s only when I walk in someplace and they are mopping with some mildly sudsy water and my sinuses don’t open up and my eyes don’t water that I question whether they are actually managing to get everything disinfected and sanitized. I mean, if you can’t smell the Lysol is it even clean? What’s the point at that point? It’s just going through the motions if you ask me.

I know some people aren’t particularly fond of the odor, but I happen to not be one of those people. I love it. I grew up with Lysol and when I smell that scent I get all nostalgic. I also feel like perhaps people are taking things seriously when they clean with Lysol rather than just soap and water.

I’d never eat off the floor, but I like to imagine I could if I’d recently mopped with your product. That would actually make a kind of funny commercial. A whole family eating off the kitchen floor without concern. Or perhaps some guy picking up some dropped food and someone else saying, “Whoa dude, five second rule!” and that guy could be like, “Nah, I mopped with Lysol this morning. I’m good.” I know, now I am just being silly.

Anyway, I am writing for reasons. My partner and I keep arguing over how safe Lysol is. She keeps thinking it’ll kill the cats, or at least be bad for them, or us. I maintain that Lysol is what makes us safe from those little furry disease vectors. So how dangerous is Lysol for cats or children? We don’t have kids, but my partner is pretty small, and I don’t want her getting sick from exposure either if we can avoid it. I think she’s mostly worried about the cats, but it’d be nice if she could stay heathy as well.

So just let me know if I can tell her that Lysol is perfectly safe for cats or if we need to discontinue use of your product around our pets. Apparently, getting rid of the cats isn’t an option.


Christopher L. Jorgensen


March 22, 2020

Mr. Christopher Jorgensen
P. O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

Dear Mr. Jorgensen:

Thank you for your email regarding Lysol® Professional Disinfectant Spray.

This product is safe to use around pets when used according to label directions. As with any household cleaner, pets should not be allowed to come in to contact with a surface that is wet with the product. Birds and other pets that have delicate respiratory systems are uniquely sensitive to some airborne household products, therefore, we recommend removing the bird from the room until the product application has fully ventilated .

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-228-4722 .

Sincerely ,

Michele B

Consumer Relations


Reckitt Benckiser LLC
PO Box 224. Parsippany, NJ 07054-0224
T 973 404 2600 F 973 404 5699 W

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