Special Tomato MPS, Small

A forward-facing-only car seat made by Bergeron Health Care, based in Dolgeville, NY.


This car seat has higher child weight and height upper limits than conventional models. Its rigid shell is customizable to meet a child’s needs by choosing among various sizes, contours, and colors for cushioned headrest, body, and seat pads. While the foundation is a durable structural foam with an internal frame, the headrest, back, and seat cushions are made of latex-free material that is soft and malleable yet durable (withstanding deflating, cracking, and impermeable to fluids).

The contoured seat cushion pivots 30 degrees to adjust the seat-to-back angle for proper alignment of the child’s pelvis. The head and back cushion can be adjusted for child growth and  swapped out for larger sizes, when needed (sizing options shown below).  Adjustments can be made to the seat cushion to provide a range of positions between 15 degrees of hip flexion and 15 degrees of hip extension without reclining the seat back.  The seat cushion has a built-in medial thigh support.


Special Tomato MPS Car Seat

Last updated on February 1, 2024.

Child Requirements

  Pounds Kilograms Inches Centimeters Age (years)
Minimum 20 9 32.5 82.5 9 months (follow state laws)
Maximum 80 36 52 132  About 9 years


Measurements and Characteristics

Car Seat Mass (Weight)

18 lbs./8 kg

Vehicle Fit Characteristics

  Outside height: 30 in./76 cm
  Widest outside width: 15 in./38 cm
  Vehicle requirements:
  • Tether anchor (or install/use heavy-duty tether anchor included with product)
  • Lower anchors may optionally be used (not required) for installations up to a child weight of 40 pounds.

Child Fit Characteristics

  Narrowest torso area: 8 in./20 cm with MS2 back cushion
9 in./23 cm with MS4 back cushion
  Narrowest seat cushion width: 7 in./18 cm with MS1 seat cushion
9 in./23 cm with MS3 seat cushion
10 in./25 cm with MS5 seat cushion
10 in./25 cm with MS7 seat cushion
  Seat cushion depth: 6 in./15 cm with MS1 seat cushion
8 in./20 cm with MS3 seat cushion
10 in./25 cm with MS5 seat cushion
12 in./30 cm with MS7 seat cushion
  Seat cushion depth extender options: No

Harness Fit Characteristics

  Harness Type: Five-point
  Number of harness height positions: Not fixed; slides within a tall slot for fit to child.
  CR bight to lowest shoulder height position: 11 in./28 cm
  CR bight to highest shoulder height position: 15 in./38 cm
  Crotch strap present: Yes
  Crotch strap adjustability:
  • Yes, can lengthen/shorten.  
  • Position also moves dependent on customizable placement of hip flexion pad.
  CR bight to nearest crotch strap position: 5 in./13 cm
  CR bight to farthest crotch strap position: 6 in./15 cm


  Semi-recline allowed in forward-facing position: No
  Other: n/a


  Tether present: Yes
  Special tethering:
  • Tether use is required at all child weights. Install a Bergeron-provided heavy duty tether anchor if the vehicle manufacturer has stated a weight limit for its factory-installed tether anchors and that weight has been exceeded. 
  • If tether strap has been detached from the seat, reinstall it before using the seat in car seat mode.  See the owner’s manual or LATCH Manual for proper tether strap routing.

Accessories / Add-ons

Standard Accessories:

  • Seat cushion (MS3, MS5, or MS7) Note: Each seat cushion can be installed with 15° of hip flexion, neutral hip, or 15° of hip extension
  • Back cushion (MS2 or MS4)
  • Headrest cushion (with or without laterals)  

Add-on accessories sold separately (only for use outside car):

  • Footrest
  • Mobile Floor Base
  • Tray

Miscellaneous Information

  • MSRP (U.S. dollars): $1,736.65 to $1,910.73 (depending on pad sizes and headrest type)
  • Company certifies to meet standard:
    • FMVSS213 (U.S.): Yes
    • CMVSS 213 (Canadian): No
  • Will ship to Canada? No
  • Owner’s manual languages available: English

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