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Shape of Play-Doh Tool Offends Parents

Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Mountain Playset Extruder Tool/Facebook

The Short of It

Parents who surprised their kids with the Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Mountain Playset this Christmas got a surprise of their own. It seems an extruder tool included in the set too closely resembles a phallus for many families' liking.

The Lowdown

After Christmas, parents took to social media in droves to protest the penis-shaped tool included in the baking set. Apparently, consumers started to complain about the offending member in November, but the outcry reached a fever pitch following the holiday.

Hasbro, which makes the preschooler friendly dough, has taken down the comments on its Facebook page, but it responded to concerned families with this message: "We have heard some consumer feedback about the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain playset and are in the process of updating future Play-Doh products with a different tool."

The Upshot

Looking at the photos of the pretty inappropriate extruder tool, I can see why parents were less than thrilled upon opening their playsets. But come on! Can't we just laugh at how it looks (exactly) like a penis and not make such a fuss? And if kids ask questions, so what? Shouldn't we be able to answer their inquiries like adults? I mean, some parents claim the Play-Doh penis ruined their Christmas. That is just a bunch of, ahem, junk, if you ask me.

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