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Outraged Parents Say New Play-Doh Tool For Kids Is Obscenely Designed

LOS ANGELES ( — Hasbro is facing backlash from parents who say a tool in a new Play-Doh set was designed inappropriately.

Parents took to social media to share images of the tool, called the extruder, which came as part of Play-Doh's Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain play set and which parents agree shares a strong resemblance to a male's private parts.

Play-Doh, upon receiving strong feedback after Christmas, issued a statement on its Facebook page to address the issue. The statement read in part: "We have hard some consumer feedback ... and are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool."

Some parents claimed over social media that the tool was responsible for ruining their holiday celebrations.

Play-Doh went on to say that any consumer who wants a replacement tool for the play set can contact Hasbro's Consumer Service Department at (800) 327-8264.

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