A fashion craze almost cost a teenage boy his life after he swallowed the magnetic tongue studs he was wearing.
Michael Delaney, 15, was only hours from death and needed surgery when the studs, which are much more powerful than ordinary magnets, began making holes in his digestive system.Yes. We've been here before! Albeit at least those weren't actually designed to be put in the mouth!
Last night Michael’s family issued a warning to youngsters to be aware of the danger if they were to swallow the studs, which are freely available in Britain. They are popular because they allow teenagers to look as if they have had a piercing without incurring the wrath of their parents.It'd be safer to have the piercing done, no matter how strict your parents!