Sippy Cup Explodes in Mom’s Hand in Boise, Idaho
BOISE, ID. – A sippy cup exploded in a mother’s hand in Boise Idaho, according to an online news report from ktvb.com. The woman was pouring her son a glass of milk in the light-up cup when it blew, causing her injury.*
Sometime on or about January 14, Dzevada Becirovic grabbed her son’s Nuby insulated light-up sippy cup and poured milk from the fridge into the cup while her son was on the couch. As she went to place the lid on the cup, the cup exploded. The explosion caused burn injuries to Becirovic’s hand and face and filled her lungs with a chemical.
“It was super scary,” Becirovic said. “I immediately couldn’t breathe. My lungs were on fire. My throat – I couldn’t stop coughing.”
Becirovic received treatment for her burns at a hospital and has been on breathing treatments since the incident. A doctor also gave her a medication to relax her throat, she said. Becirovic says it appears from the cup that the lithium-ion battery that powers the light-up function on the cup was the culprit.
“There’s the bottom of it where the battery blew around here,” she said, showing reporters the Nuby cup. “It’s a lithium-ion battery, and it blew up through here.”
Becirovic bought the cup about a week before the incident, she said, and she was considering buying another one because her 1-year-old son loved the cup. She had never microwaved the cup or run it through the dishwasher. She said she wanted to get the word out so other mother’s would throw these cups away. She considers herself lucky because the cup was in her hand when it exploded, not her son’s.
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