Hasbro reportedly swaps out toy after complaints about phallic component in set

Posted at 11:52 AM, Dec 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-30 22:53:21-05

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Hasbro has reportedly made changes to a Play-Doh toy set after parents complained that a particular component bears a resemblance to a portion of the male anatomy.

KTUL in Tulsa reports the Hasbro Play-Doh Sweet-Shoppe Cake Mountain set drew complaints regarding an extruder, a device that looks similar to a syringe and is used to apply Play-Doh decorations. Some parents felt the toy was too phallic, see the Tweets below for images and some of those comments.

Hasbro has reportedly moved to replace the part in future toy sets, and KTUL reports that the company has offered customers who already purchased they toy the option to have a replacement part sent to them. Visit KTUL for the statement from Hasbro as well as an image of the updated toy.

BuzzFeed reports the toy company had deleted some comments on their Facebook page relating to the product, click here for details.

Do you agree with the decision to swap out the toy?