Facing criticism from some parents over a Play-Doh toy that looks similar to a penis, Hasbro says it will replace the offending implement with a different tool.
Parents have been posting pictures of the tool on social media. The complaints over the so-called ‘extruder tool’ in Play-Doh’s Cake Mountain toy have been going on since at least November.
The two-piece syringe-like tool — which includes a tube with corkscrew-type ridges around the outside and a dome-shaped top with a hole at the tip – can be used to squeeze Play-Doh to look like decorative cake frosting.
Play-Doh maker Hasbro has gotten thousands of comments on the Play-Doh Facebook page about the toy.
‘We are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool,’ it said in a statement posted on the page Tuesday.
It also offered to replace the tool for anyone who has it, while some speculate if this will be a collectors item one day.
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