Watch: We Energies shows just how dangerous the 'outlet challenge' is

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A new social media challenge is putting kids at risk. 

The "outlet challenge" encourages kids to plug a phone charger into a wall, leaving enough space to drop a penny in between the wall and the outlet. When the penny hits the prongs of the charger, a rush of electric current happens.

We Energies says the outlet challenge can result in damage to the electrical system in your house, a fire or serious injury. 

The company shared video of their highly-trained staff showing just how dangerous the outlet challenge is. 

We Energies said, "Don’t— we repeat— don’t take this challenge. Please talk to your kids today to make sure they don’t put internet fame over their own safety."


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