Stores have been urged to look out for children buying large quantities of baked beans, while parents are being encouraged to check their cupboards.
It comes after 'beaning', a bizarre new trend, took off on social video sharing app TikTok.
'Beaning' involves children smearing baked beans onto people's driveways, doors and cars - and, of course, filming it. Here's one of those:
And here's another odd bean video.