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TikTok warned users that it will ban videos of “milk crate” challenges from its platform after reports of a surge in injuries to people participating in the viral trend.

The challenge – which consists of walking up and down an unsecured pyramid of milk crates, often resulting in an uncomfortable and catastrophic fall – became popular on social media platforms in early August.

In a statement to Dailymail.com on Wednesday, a TikTok representative said the app “prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous conduct, and we are removing videos and directing searches to our community guidelines to prevent such content”.

“We encourage everyone to exercise caution in their behavior, whether online or offline,” added the speaker, confirming that tags will also be removed.

In the Milk Crate Challenge, people climb an unsecured pyramid made of milk crates, which often ends in a fall

With the COVID Delta variant continuing to spread in the US and overwhelming some hospitals, the “milk crate” challenge has led health officials to issue warnings and encourage people to think twice before attempting the trick.

“As COVID-19-related hospitalizations increase across the country, please check with your local hospital to see if a bed is available for you before trying the #milkcratechallenge,” the Baltimore City Health Department tweeted Monday .

Comedian Conan O’Brien joked online, saying he was waiting for the FDA to approve the trend before trying it out.

Instead, the agency tweeted, “While we regulate milk, we can’t recommend you try this. Maybe enjoy a nice glass of 2% and bring all these boxes back to the grocery store? ‘

Comedian Conan O¿Brien joked that he needed federal officials to okay the challenge before continuing - a nod to the Food and Drug Administration, which gave the Pfizer BioNTech coronavirus vaccine full approval on Monday

Comedian Conan O’Brien joked that he needed federal officials to approve the challenge before continuing – a nod to the Food and Drug Administration, which gave the Pfizer BioNTech coronavirus vaccine full approval on Monday

Several other celebrities and media personalities have also questioned the latest viral challenge.

ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith joked on Monday that the videos pose a greater risk to public health than the coronavirus.

“I challenge everyone – everyone on earth – to find people who are dumber than these people,” said Smith, who was the guest host on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

“What’s the matter with these people? First you drink the milk from the boxes to get strong bones – then you fall from the boxes to break them ?! ‘

Rapper Snoop Dogg also expressed concern about the Challenge’s popular videos of black people falling out of boxes and injuring themselves.

‘Why do we love to see ourselves fall?’ he wrote on Instagram with a Face Palm emoji. ‘We have 2 to do better.’

A crowd gathers around a person to challenge the challenge on August 22nd in Atlanta, Georgia

A crowd gathers around a person attempting the Milk Crate Challenge on August 22nd in Atlanta, Georgia

A man begins to fall as he walks down the pyramid of boxes in front of a crowd on August 22nd in Atlanta, Georgia

A man begins to fall as he walks down the pyramid of boxes in front of a crowd on August 22nd in Atlanta, Georgia

He later joked with Smith about a video showing a person landing chest first on a box.

“If you start shaking, you know it’s going to break,” he said of the man filmed in the video. ‘His new name is Chesta because his chest hurts tomorrow.’

Some emergency rooms and hospitals are already seeing injuries related to the milk crate challenge.

According to WSB-TV, an Atlanta-based health official saw at least two people break or crack their bones on Sunday after the boxes fell.

A woman from Dallas, Texas made headlines after she tried the Crate Challenge and was seriously injured

A Dallas, Texas woman made headlines after trying the Crate Challenge and being seriously injured

A viral video shows the moment she fell from a pile of milk crates onto hard concrete outside a gas station in Dallas, Texas

A viral video shows the moment she fell from a pile of milk crates onto hard concrete outside a gas station in Dallas, Texas

The person who shot the video claims they did

The person who shot the video claims they “bled from their head” and threw them onto the sidewalk from a great height

A rumor flooded Twitter that a woman from Dallas, Texas died after falling painfully from a block of crates onto concrete in front of a gas station. The local sheriff confirmed that she was injured but alive.

The woman, whose name is unknown, reportedly did not die but was seriously injured and in critical condition.

On Twitter, an orthopedic surgeon in Fairfax, Virginia, shared an example of how the challenge went wrong, saying that “surgeries that are needed to correct the problems it causes can fall under the heading of” elective surgery “.

Some videos highlighted people who were able to complete the Milk Crate Challenge without falling over.

One woman successfully climbed a pyramid while wearing heels.

Pictured: a woman's successful attempt to take on the challenge went viral after doing it on HEELS

Pictured: a woman’s successful attempt to take on the challenge went viral after doing it on HEELS

The Know Your Meme website claims the challenge was inspired by a June 2011 video titled “Guy Falls Off 6 Milk Crates”.

On August 1, videos shared by a Chicago resident on Facebook showed two men trying to walk over the pyramid of milk crates. It is considered the first video of the now popular milk crate challenge.

The origin of the Milk Crate Challenge remains unclear, but the Know Your Meme website believes a June 2011 video (pictured) titled 'Guy Falls Out of 6 Milk Crates' inspired the latest challenge.

The origin of the Milk Crate Challenge remains unclear, but the Know Your Meme website believes a June 2011 video (pictured) titled ‘Guy Falls Out of 6 Milk Crates’ inspired the latest challenge.

The origin of the Milk Crate Challenge remains unclear, but the Know Your Meme website believes a June 2011 video (pictured) titled

The origin of the Milk Crate Challenge remains unclear, but Know Your Meme website believes a June 2011 video (pictured) titled “Guy Falls Off 6 Milk Crates” served as inspiration for the latest challenge.

The origin of the Milk Crate Challenge remains unclear, but the website Know Your Meme believes a video dated June 2011 (pictured) titled

The origin of the Milk Crate Challenge remains unclear, but Know Your Meme website believes a June 2011 video (pictured) titled “Guy Falls Off 6 Milk Crates” served as inspiration for the latest challenge.

Two weeks later, the challenge gained momentum when another video of people who failed the challenge was posted on TikTok, where it received more than 5 million views in one day.

Since then, the Milk Crate Challenge has been filmed and attempted in countless communities across the United States.

Videos shared on social media and viewed by millions have supported last week’s challenge trend across multiple platforms, which is expected to last through the end of this summer, if not longer.