Dzevada Becirovic, a mom from Boise, ID, was filling her 1-year-old son’s new sippy cup with milk last week when she says it exploded—leaving her with burns and chemical exposure.
The recently purchased cup was made by the brand Nuby and is supposed to light up on the sides. According to Dzevada, she was using it properly when it suddenly blew up.
“I was just standing right here,” she said in an interview with local news station KTVB. “I grabbed milk out of the fridge—just regular milk. I went and poured it. [I] turned around to put the milk back, turned around to grab the lid and I was about to put it on it, and it blew.”
It turned out that it was the cup’s lithium ion battery that exploded, leaving a hole in the bottom. Dzevada suffered burns and inhaled chemicals from the cup.
“It was super scary. I immediately couldn't breathe—my lungs were on fire, my throat, I couldn’t stop coughing,” she said.
Thankfully her son Kaysen was not hurt by the accident. A neighbor watched him while she went to the hospital.
“It did a lot of damage, and what that would have done in his hands, I don't even want to imagine. I really don't,” she said. "I'm scared to death of something like this happening again with another product or another toy or happening to somebody else."
Now Dzevada wants the brand of cup to be recalled to help prevent further accidents. However, an attorney for Nuby’s parent company, Luv n' care, Ltd., told KTVB this is the first complaint they’ve received and that the model of cup undergoes safety testing.
“Obviously they missed something,” Dzevada said. “I just want to get the word out there, in case somebody has it, to just throw it away and get it away from your kids' reach before it hurts them.”
The company expressed a willingness to investigate the accident, but they are waiting on the mom to send in the original cup. Dzevada explained she is holding on to the cup to have a third party inspect it first and to receive legal advice.
"It's not about the money; it's not about a lawsuit; it's not about anything other than getting the word out there because Nuby isn't doing their part. It's obviously not a safe product,” she said in an interview with local news station CBS17.
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