A craze has been spreading across the UK for a while according to recent media articles where children are mimicking tongue and cheek piercings with magnets.
Children are unaware the magnets will stick together going through the gastrointestinal tract which can trigger bowel perforation or intestinal blockage.
One child recently had part of the bowel removed because the magnets were ripping through the stomach wall, and hospitals say this is becoming more commonplace as the fad grows.
These magnets are sold as a creative toy and have been band in other countries but sadly easily available in the UK according to the media.
What is worrying Christmas is only a few weeks away and could quite easily end up in a youngsters Christmas stocking.