Why Firefighters Are Warning Teens to Not Try the TikTok Penny Challenge

January 23, 2020

The penny challenge circulating on TikTok can be dangerous, firefighters warn. The challenge "involves using the plug part of a phone charger, partially inserting it into the wall outlet, and then sliding a penny down the wall onto the exposed prongs,” reads a letter from the state fire marshal in Massachusetts to firefighters across the country. “The result is sparks, electrical system damage, and in some cases, fire.” InsideEdition.com’s Leigh Scheps has more.

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