Superstar Madonna has come under fire for failing to properly restrain her 17-month-old child in her vehicle. Much like the controversy surrounding pop star Britney Spears last year, Madonna's adopted son David is at the center of media attention after he was recently photographed not strapped into a car seat. The 48-year-old and husband Guy Ritchie loaded their three children into their Escalade SUV after March 2 services at the Kabbalah Center in Los Angeles, but baby David was not properly restrained. A witness tells Us Weekly , "There was no car seat. (Madonna) sat in the middle row, and they left with David on her lap." The following day, Madonna allegedly defied the law once again by sitting in the middle of the vehicle with 6-year-old son Rocco not properly secured. A representative for the singer slams the claims, saying, "Proper security measures are always taken for Madonna's children."
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Pop star Britney Spears has sparked another car seat controversy after being photographed with her young sons not properly strapped into her vehicle. The singer caused a world-wide controversy last year when she failed to put her son Sean Preston in a car seat while trying to escape the paparazzi. On February 12 Spears was spotted in the backseat of a car in New York City with her two sons, Sean, 17 months and Jayden James, 5 months. Photos revealed that Jayden was facing the wrong way in his car seat, while the straps meant to restrain Sean were falling around his arms. Child safety seat advocate Alisa Baer slams the star telling Us Weekly , "She has 5-month-old Jayden James forward-facing. "To decrease the risk of serious spinal cord injury and death, kids must be at least one year old and at least 20 pounds before riding forward-facing. "It also appears that Sean Preston's straps are way too loose -- they appear to have slipped down to his elbows -- again the same mistake she made earlier with him."