Reckitt Benckiser has moved to reassure loved-up Brits there are plenty of Durex condoms to go around – despite what they may have read in the national papers.

Fears of a Durex shortage arose following reports that Indian supplier TTK Lig had stopped producing Durex condoms for Reckitt due to a row over pricing and distribution.

But today Reckitt said other factories had stepped up production to mitigate the problem. It branded TTK’s actions “irresponsible”.

“There is still plenty of Durex available,” said a spokesman.

“We know the important role Durex plays in sexual health and prevention of unwanted pregnancies and are confident the UK will have an ample supply from our alternative sources.”

Reckitt acquired Durex last November when it bought SSL for £2.5bn.

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