Some parents expressed outrage this Christmas over a phallic children’s toy that’s part of the Hasbro “Sweet Shoppe” Cake Mountain set.
The toy part, an extruder, shown in context top far right, once removed from the mountain looks a lot like male genitalia. And although it apparently escaped the notice of every senior executive at Play-Doh it did not escape the notice of social or news media. Parents are complaining that the icing topper, nicknamed the Dil-Doh, looks too much like another kind of toy and ruined their kids’ Christmas.
Play-Doh seemed to go into damage control mode by deleting all posts referencing the toy on Facebook. They’re also apparently silencing critics by deleting Facebook comments about the tool.
I dunno if anyone else follows Play-Doh on Facebook but you should cause they're doing some serious damage control pic.twitter.com/TooleS5PgE
— El Clarko (@Fatgoldfish4) December 29, 2014
Last night, Play-Doh reacted to the parents’ outrage by posting a notice on Facebook that the tool would be pulled from future playsets: “We have heard some consumer feedback about the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain playset and are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool. Should any consumer want a replacement extruder for this item, they can contact Hasbro’s Customer Service Department at 800-327-8264.”