A forward-facing-only car seat made by Merritt Manufacturing of New Whitehead, Indiana.


This car seat has higher child weight and height limits than conventional models.  Accessories are available to assist with many issues, including positioning and support of the child, incontinence, and unbuckling (for children unresponsive to behavioral approaches).  The company is open to discussing options for clients who may need custom solutions or modifications to products.

Merritt Roosevelt

Last updated on April 1, 2024.

Child Requirements

  Pounds Kilograms Inches Centimeters Age (years)
Minimum 35 15.9 33.5 85.1 none
Maximum 115 52.2 62 157.5 none

Measurements and Characteristics

Car Seat Mass (Weight)

30 lbs./13.6 kg

Vehicle Fit Characteristics

  Outside height: 30 in./76.2 cm
  Widest outside width: 21 in./53.3 cm
  Vehicle requirements: A lap/shoulder belt or, if using a lap-belt for installation, a tether anchor is also required.  (See Tethering, below, for vehicle information for larger children.)

Child Fit Characteristics

  Narrowest torso area: 15.5 in./37.4 cm
  Narrowest seat cushion width: 14.5 in./36.8 cm
  Seat cushion depth: 12.5 in.
  Seat cushion depth extender options: + 3 in./7.6 cm and +4.5 in./11.4 cm

Harness Fit Characteristics

  Harness Type: Five-point
  Number of harness height positions: 5
  CR bight to lowest shoulder height position: 12 in./30.5 cm
  CR bight to highest shoulder height position: 22 in./55.9 cm
  Crotch strap present: Yes
  Crotch strap adjustability: No
  CR bight to nearest crotch strap position: 7 in./17.8 cm
  CR bight to farthest crotch strap position: 9 in./22.9 cm


  Semi-recline allowed in forward-facing position: Yes, by adding a recline bar.
  Other: n/a


  Tether present: Yes
  Special tethering: If the CR is installed using a vehicle lap-shoulder belt in the company’s EZ-Tether routing method, tethering is optional.  When a lap-only belt is used for installation and the child weighs more than 80 pounds, must attach the tether to an installed heavy-duty anchor (available from the company) or also deploy the CR’s second tether strap by attaching it to the tether anchor for an adjacent seating position.  (These methods are also valid for tethering when the vehicle manufacturer states a tether anchor limit that’s less than 80 pounds or optionally at lower child weights.)

Accessories • Add-ons

Standard Accessories:

  • Head Rest
  • Fabric Cover
  • Neck Pads
  • Two Lateral Pads
  • Tilt Bar
  • EZ-Tether Connector Strap
  • Two Tether Assemblies
  • Locking Clip

Add-on Accessories:

  • EZ-Up cap (3 sizes)
  • EZ-Guard Buckle Cover (prevents child from unbuckling)
  • Chest Clip Guard (prevents opening or sliding the chest clip down)
  • A-Lok Adjuster Cover (prevents child from loosening harness straps)
  • Foam abductor
  • Incontinence cover
  • Extra long harness (adds 1 foot)
  • Scoliosis Kit
  • Heavy-Duty Tether Anchor
  • Seat Depth Extender (if child’s measurement from back of buttocks to back of knee exceeds 12.5 ins.; 2 sizes available and may mix and match for each leg if needs differ.)

Miscellaneous Information

  • MSRP (U.S. dollars): $1,095.00
  • Company certifies to meet standard:
    • FMVSS213 (U.S.): Yes
    • CMVSS 213 (Canadian): Not tested to this standard.
  • Will ship to Canada? Yes, use requires medical necessity, doctor letter
  • Owner’s manual languages available: English

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