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Ikea using dog penises to sell furniture.

Patti and I just spent $492 at Ikea today. New shelving unit, duvet, duvet cover, end table, chair and computer chair. If I had seen the story below before I had gone shopping, I would have had a blast with the salespeople. I definitely would have asked for the dog penis area.

CanWest News Service

Published: Monday, August 28, 2006

A concerned Canadian IKEA customer phoned the popular retail chain last week to inform it that a dog shown in its latest catalogue appears to have a large circumcised penis.

“It does bear a resemblance to something else, but it is the dog’s leg,” said Madeline Frick, public relations manager for IKEA Canada.

 

The photograph is on the inside cover of a catalogue mailed to millions of homes this summer. Shadows on the dog’s leg make it look like a part of the male anatomy.

 

Ms. Frick said IKEA executives in Sweden were aware of the issue, but she did not know if the store had received any additional complaints.

 

“We hope people will focus on the good home furnishing offer that we’re giving,” she said. “And not this image.”

 

© National Post 2006

 

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