Hasbro to Replace Phallic Play-Doh Toy That Sparked Outrage

The syringe-like tool's appearance upset some parents

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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.

Click here to see an image of the controversial Play-Doh "extruder tool."

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