Amazon’s Alexa tells child to put penny on socket

Company says it has fixed issue with Alexa

Amazon: Error behind dangerous Alexa 'challenge' prompt is fixed

A mother is talking about a dangerous experience involving Amazon Alexa and her child.

According to a tweet by Kristin Livdahl, her 10-year-old asked Alexa for a challenge.

[TRENDING: CDC is investigating more than 80 cruise ships for COVID-19 cases | Can drivers legally move into an intersection while they wait to make a turn? | Become a News 6 Insider (it’s free!)]

Alexa reportedly told the child to plug in a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet and then touch a penny to the exposed prongs.

That is the so-called “penny challenge” that went viral on TikTok last year.

Amazon says it has since fixed the issue with Alexa.

In a statement, the company says it will continue to advance its systems to help prevent similar responses in the future.