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Hot water bottle injuries

We're updating a story about hot water bottle safety in winter-time. Are you please able to provide your most recent ACC statistics regards hot water bottle injury claims in NZ? i.e How many claims were made in 2018, How many more claims were made in 2018 compared to previous years What is the average number of claims made each year Were these mostly made by a specific demographic (more female than male, a certain age etc.)

Higher numbers of hot water bottle injury claims.

Warning the public about the use of their hot water bottles and suggesting safety tips.

Mikaela Wilkes


Response from
Accident Compensation Corporation

Dataset submitted

Please refer to https://catalogue.data.govt.nz/dataset/hot-water-bottle-injuries for the data uploaded.

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