Play-Doh piece causes social media outcry
PAWTUCKET, RI - A social media firestorm over a questionable toy produced by the makers of Play-Doh reignited over the holidays.
Outraged parents complained in November about a dough "extruder" part in Play-Doh's Cake Mountain toy set which resembles a certain male body part. Then after Christmas angry parents flooded the company's social media channels with pictures of the phallic-shaped device and complaints that the company hasn't done enough to deal with the situation.
Hasbro, the corporation behind Play-Doh products since the 1950's, offered to replace the extruder with different-shaped parts. Part of the furor raised by parents was directed at how Hasbro's social media team handled complaints, by deleting comments and pictures of the device rather than addressing concerns directly.
WBRZ reached out to Hasbro for comment, but were informed their corporate offices are closed for the holidays. If you or a loved one has one of the sets and would like to have a replacement piece sent to you at no cost, contact their customer service line at 1-800-327-8264.