Hasbro Inc. says it will replace a Play-Doh toy that looks similar to a penis.
The syringe-like “extruder tool” is part of Play-Doh’s Cake Mountain toy. It squeezes modeling compound through a round tube with corkscrew-type ridges around the outside and a dome-shaped top.
Its phallic appearance upset some parents.
An Oklahoma TV station blurred the image of it when it did a piece about the complaints in November. Since Christmas, Play-Doh’s Facebook page has received thousands of comments about it, saying it looked like a penis or a sex toy.
Some were upset. Others thought it was funny.
The Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based company says it is replacing the tool in future sets. It also says it will replace it for anyone who already bought one.