This craze has been rapidly spreading across the UK for a while and according to recent media articles children have been mimicking tongue and cheek piercings with magnets.
It is understandable that children would be unaware of the potential damage a pair of magnets going through the gastrointestinal tract can cause. This can trigger bowel perforation or intestinal blockage which can be fatal if not detected and removed quickly.
One child recently had part of the bowel removed because the magnets were ripping through the stomach wall. Many hospitals across the UK have said this is becoming more commonplace as this fad grows.
These magnets are sold as a creative toy and have been band from sale in other countries but sadly easily available in the UK according to the media.
What is worrying Christmas is only a couple of weeks away and could quite easily end up in a youngsters Christmas stocking.