Mr. Yuk celebrates birthday
The Washington Poison Center is marking the 25th anniversary of the Mr. Yuk symbol during National Poison Week, March 17-23. The sticker, with the phone number of the nearest poison center, has become a well-recognized warning for children.
The Poison Center offers these reminders:
- Use Mr. Yuk stickers and educate your children about the potential hazards of common products in the home and environment.
- Keep child-resistant safety caps on medicine.
- Have Syrup of Ipecac on hand along with the toll-free poison hotline number, 1-800-732-6985 (that number can also be used to obtain Mr. Yuk stickers).