Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Play-Doh Very Sorry It Sold Your Child A Toy Penis

Christmas morning, your kids run downstairs to see the tree ringed in gifts.  Excitedly they grab the biggest box under the tree and frantically tear away the paper.  Squealing with glee they realize the contents of the parcel is exactly what they wanted:  The Play-Doh Cake Mountain Toy Set.

You're doing everything right.

You feel good as well.  You've raised a child who loves the same kind of wholesome toys that you loved when you were young.  No iPhone needed here, just some colorful, non-toxic modeling clay that will provide hours of fun and stimulation to the brain.  Especially with all the unique tools that came with this particular set...like the "extruder tool"...wait a minute that's a penis.  You have just paid the folks as Hasbro so that you could provide your tiny tot with a plastic toy penis.

Yep.  Penis.

Hasbro has come under fire for shipping their Play-Doh Cake Mountain with what can only be described as a clear plastic schlong included, no extra cost.  Something that was most certainly designed by a disgruntled employee on his way out the door.

Turns out, many parents are not too jazzed to have unknowingly bought their small child a penis for Christmas.  Even if it is a clear plastic toy one.

Parents up-in-arms over the swirly members have been taking to Facebook to voice their complaints. Complaints that Play-Doh's social media task force is taking down just as fast as their little fingers will allow.  The company has already offered to replace the toy with an "extruder" that does not resemble a human penis...although...

That could be a muppet penis...
They have also released the most well put together statement that a company who seemingly unknowingly shipped hundreds of children an offensive phallus in their Christmas gift, could muster:

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.

So in summation, Hasbro would like you to mail the penises back and not say another word about it, please.

Here are some observations I must now post:

  • The official name of the "extruder" is the Cake Mountain Topper
  • Let's all hope together that a certain shade of Play-Doh is not included in this set.
  • More like Dil-Doh. Amirite?!

Merry Christmas everyone.




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