ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W34.118

Accidental malfunction of gas, air or spring-operated gun

Diagnosis Code W34.118

ICD-10: W34.118
Short Description: Accidental malfunction of gas, air or spring-operated gun
Long Description: Accidental malfunction of other gas, air or spring-operated gun
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W34.118

Not Valid for Submission
The code W34.118 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20-W49)
      • Acc disch and malfunct from oth and unsp firearms and guns (W34)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code W34.118 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Explosion(accidental) (of) (with secondary fire)
      • firearm (parts) NEC
        • gas, air or spring-operated gun NEC
    • Malfunction(mechanism or component) (of)
      • firearm
        • gas, air or spring-operated gun NEC
    • Powder burn(by) (from)
      • gas, air or spring-operated gun NEC
    • Recoil
      • gas, air or spring-operated gun NEC

Information for Patients


Gun Safety

Many U.S. households have guns, but they can cause harm if not handled properly. Here are some things you can do to keep yourself and your family safe:

  • Teach children that they shouldn't touch guns and that if they see a gun, to leave it alone and tell an adult.
  • If your children play at another home, talk to the parents about gun safety.
  • Treat every gun as if it were loaded.
  • Always store guns unloaded.
  • Lock guns in a rack or safe, and hide the keys or combination.
  • Store ammunition away from guns and keep it locked.
  • Don't keep guns in your home if someone in your family has a mental illness, severe depression, or potential for violence.

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