More than a dozen bathtub overflow spills in three states were caught on video by a company called Clawfoot, which sells “bathtubs and bathtowels” to consumers.
The company has been in business since 2005 and says it sells its products to more than 100 countries, including the US, Japan and Canada.
“It’s a unique product that doesn’t need to be cleaned or sanitized and is perfect for a busy family,” said Ben Schoettle, a Clawfoot spokesman.
“We’re so happy to see this kind of thing happen in the US and around the world.”
The company told ABC News the video of the spill in Georgia showed the overflow “was in the same location where it had been stored for some time”.
It said it “did not cause any water damage”.
The company’s products are sold in more than 150 countries, from the US to Australia, according to the company’s website.
In Georgia, Clawfoot has a partnership with the Georgia Department of Environmental Management, which oversees water and wastewater services.
The agency told ABC affiliate WSBTV that it was investigating the incident and had asked Clawfoot to send the video to it.
“The incident occurred in the Spring Creek area and was reported to the agency on Thursday, May 6, 2017 at 8:45am.
Clawfoot did not cause damage to the area,” a statement said.
The state’s Department of Emergency Management said it was looking into the incident.
“Due to the volume of the incident, the agency is in the process of working with Clawfoot on a review of the events,” a department statement said on Friday.
The Georgia Department said in a statement that “there was no significant impact to the environment” and that “it was not a significant spill”.
The state said it would work with the company “to ensure that any future spill incidents are handled in a way that ensures the health and safety of our citizens”.
It added: “We take this matter seriously and are working with the relevant agencies to ensure a thorough and thorough investigation.”
The Georgia department did not say what actions it would take if Clawfoot was found to have breached safety regulations.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said it did not have any information about the incident that led it to look into Clawfoot’s operations.
“HHS is aware of the video showing an incident in Georgia, and is working with state and local authorities to investigate the matter,” a spokeswoman said.
“Our inspectors will review any reports that come to our attention, and any information that we may learn about the cause of this incident, to determine if any further action is warranted.”
Clawfoot said in an email that the company would not be providing any further comment at this time. ABC/wires