The toy manufacturer Hasbro, which produces Play-Doh, has promised to replace a phallic shaped tool which is part of a baking playset, after parents took to social media in droves over Christmas, criticising it as 'inappropriate'.
The 'extruder' which is a syringe with a plunger for making the Play-Doh into sausage shapes was criticised for being in the shape of a penis.
In a statement on Facebook, Hasbro said 'We have heard some consumer feedback about the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain playset and are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool. Should any consumer want a replacement extruder for this item, they can contact Hasbro's Customer Service Department.'
However some parents such as Emilie Sara Haas thought it was all a fuss over nothing. She commented 'I'm not getting a replacement. I think it's crazy that people have to turn everything into something sexual'.
The plastic tool is available as part of the company's Sweet Shoppe Mountain Playset, which is on sale in Britain for Â£19.99.
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