LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Hasbro is facing backlash from parents who say a tool in a new Play-Doh set was designed inappropriately.
Parents took to social media to share images of the tool, called the extruder, which came as part of Play-Doh’s Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain play set and which parents agree shares a strong resemblance to a male’s private parts.
Play-Doh, upon receiving strong feedback after Christmas, issued a statement on its Facebook page to address the issue. The statement read in part: “We have hard some consumer feedback … and are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool.”
Some parents claimed over social media that the tool was responsible for ruining their holiday celebrations.
Play-Doh went on to say that any consumer who wants a replacement tool for the play set can contact Hasbro’s Consumer Service Department at (800) 327-8264.