By Jack Linshi
December 31, 2014

Play-Doh’s decision to equip its new baking kit with a tool that remarkably resembled a penis has parents outraged over its lack of family-friendliness.

In an extra unfortunate design choice, the tool–included in the Sweet Shoppe Mountain Playset, which lets kids make cakes out of Play-Doh–was designed to squeeze out Play-Doh icing. Parents have complained about its phallic shape since November, according to Businessweek, but an influx of angry comments on Play-Doh’s Facebook page around Christmas drew greater attention to the issue.

Hasbro, which owns Play-Doh, said in a statement to Businessweek that “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.”

[Businessweek]

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