It was discovered that Alexa voice assistant suggested a 10-year-old girl touch a coin to the prongs of half-inserted plugs. According to Amazon, the error has been corrected. The penny challenge had been spreading on TikTok and other social media websites. Speaker said: “Plugin a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet, then touch a penny to the exposed prongs.”
Placing metal in a live electrical socket can cause electric shocks, fires, and other damage.