Six psychoactive products are to be recalled from the market after they were found to pose more than a low risk of harm to the public.
The move comes after monitoring by the Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority which is issuing a recall notice to product suppliers after revoking the licences for products called Apocalypse, Outbreak, WTF, Blueberry Crush, White Rhino, Lemon Grass.
This action follows the withdrawal of five products earlier this year.
The Authority will continue to receive and assess reports of adverse affects.
Product suppliers are required to notify retailers who are holding the products to recall the removed products.
With immediate effect retailers can no longer sell the products as they are now unapproved. Retailers should securely store these products and return them to their suppliers.
Enforcement of these regulatory actions will be by police, the Authority, and public health units.
Any member of the public holding the product should not consume it.
If they are concerned about their health after taking any psychoactive substance, they should contact health services, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or call the National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON (0800 764 766)