Dangerous TikTok Challenge Sparks Warning

ESFI is warning parents and children against the dangers of participating in the “outlet challenge.” The challenge involves partially plugging in a cellphone charger into an outlet and then sliding a penny down the wall onto the exposed prongs. This challenge can have disastrous consequences including fires, injuries, and electrocution. The students involved in the prank conducted in Plymouth, Massachusetts could be facing criminal charges.

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