Some parents got an unwelcomed surprise when they purchased a popular toy for their little ones this holiday season.
According to BuzzFeed, Hasbro’s Play-Doh Cake Mountain set has been stirring up some negative attention from parents who are upset with the way one of its parts, which Play-Doh coined the ‘extruder,’ resembles something quite phallic.
Recently Facebook and Twitter lit up with posts and tweets from shocked and concerned parents who had purchased the toy.
— Jason Householder (@HouseholderJ) December 27, 2014
Many also pointed out that Play-Doh was deleting many photos and comments which they received on their Facebook page.
Play doh is deleting photos of its Cake Mountain topper. Snort. pic.twitter.com/Ske8JjU9eu
— DearAuthor (@dearauthor) December 30, 2014
A news station in Tulsa, KTUL, reached out to Hasbro, who made this statement to them:
“We have heard some consumer feedback about the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain play set and are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool,” it read.
Parents were shown the new replacement part, which was sent to Tulsa’s Channel 8 by the company, and they approved.
Hasbro said any customers who purchased the toy and would like the replacement part to call them at 800-327-8264.
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) December 30, 2014