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Officials warn about new ‘Outlet Challenge’ trending on TikTok

Performing the TikTok trend can be dangerous

Officials are warning parents and teens about the dangers of the viral "Outlet Challenge."
Officials are warning parents and teens about the dangers of the viral "Outlet Challenge."

A new trend on the viral social media app TikTok is worrying officials.

Teens are plugging the plug side of their iPhone charger halfway then inserting a penny between the outlet and iPhone charger, which can spark and potentially cause a fire.

Teens at a high school in Massachusetts did the challenge and caused the outlet to spark. Fire officials were able to contain the spark.

It’s been a trend throughout the country and in one case a student is facing charges.