A forward-facing-only car seat made by Merritt Manufacturing, based in Franklin, Indiana.


This car seat for children with special needs 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

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: 20 in./50.8 cm
  Vehicle requirements: Either a lap/shoulder belt or tether anchor

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: Three-point
  Number of harness height positions: Five
  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
  Other: Add a detachable recline bar.


  Tether present: Yes
  Special tethering: Yes, if child weighs > 80 lbs., must attach tether to an installed heavy-duty anchor (available from the company), or attach a second strap to an adjacent tether anchor, or install using the vehicle lap-shoulder belt using the company’s EZ-Tether routing.

Accessories / Add-ons

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Miscellaneous Information

  • MSRP (U.S. dollars): $1,095.00
  • Company certifies to meet standard:
    • FMVSS213 (U.S.): Yes
    • CMVSS 213 (Canadian): No
  • Will ship to Canada? Yes, use requires medical necessity, doctor letter
  • Owner’s manual languages available: English

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