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Columbia Medical Spirit APS™ Car Seat

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Regular Price $1,534.50 $1,534.50
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30-Day Returns

As long as the equipment is returned in new, re-saleable condition, within 30 days of the Return Authorization we will refund your original purchase cost without any re-stock fee!

**For the health and welfare of others, we regret that we cannot allow toileting or bathing/shower product returns because of sanitary and personal hygiene reasons. Some manufacturers will not permit returns on certain products. Due to the custom, hand-made nature of Beds by George products, beds and accessories are not returnable. Please check with Customer Service if you have any questions.

There are certain things you must do in the event of a return.

1) Keep your original carton and packing materials for safe transport! Please carefully repack the items in their original packaging so they are secure and tight inside the box. Utilize any plastic bags that came with your order - they protect items from vibration during shipping. 

2) Contact us within 30 days of the receipt of the products. Email us or call us for return instructions and a Return Authorization number.

You must have a Return Authorization number to ensure that your return is processed.

Some important notes about returns:

    • You will be responsible for the return shipping cost. To protect yourself, use a delivery service that has a tracking # and insurance. A refund will not be given on merchandise that is lost by the carrier.

    • If you paid a shipping fee on your original order for expedited, international or other shipping it is Non-Refundable even upon return of your order.

  • Please note that returns may go back to a different location than they originated from. If you return an item to our warehouse in New York without a Return Authorization Number the cost we incur to ship the item to the manufacturer's warehouse on your behalf will be deducted from the amount of your credit, if any.

If the item cannot be made re-sellable you have the option of:

1. Paying to have the item delivered back to you.
2. Adjustment to credit for a 25% Disposal Fee. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to either email us at or call us at 1-800-371-2778 or 1-315-429-7112 to reach Customer Service. We are here to help!

Columbia Medical is now part of Inspired by Drive.
Product Description

The Columbia Medical (Inspired by Drive) Spirit Adjustable Positioning System (APS) Car Seat is unique to the special needs car seat market by being the first car seat offering swing away trunk and hip supports. (Please Note: Swing Away Hip and Trunk Supports and Abductor are included in Spirit Plus Medium and Large Models but Not Available for the Standard Model). The exceptional positioning options that the reclining Spirit APS car seat offer liken the trunk and head support features to that of a more intricate and custom designed wheelchair seating and positioning system. There are now THREE MODELS of the Spirit APS Car Seat to choose from:

  1. Standard: includes Headwings & a 5-point Harness
  2. Plus - Medium: includes Headwings, a 5-point Harness, Medium Swing Away Hip and Trunk Supports and Abductor
  3. Plus - Large: includes Headwings, a 5-point Harness, Large Swing Away Hip and Trunk Supports and Abductor
  4. Seat Depth Extender: can be added to the Standard Model and is called Extended in the drop down box. It can also be added to the Plus Medium and Large Models. The Extender increases the seat depth by 4 in. to support longer thighs.

For children with special needs that are unable to sit upright without support, the Columbia Medical Spirit Adjustable Positioning System (APS) Car Seat provides cushioned support as well as a recline bar feature to increase postural stability for children with mild to more severe physical involvement. The special needs Spirit APS Car Seat is positioned at 8 degrees from the upright, offering a slight recline for children with minimum trunk involvement. The Spirit can be positioned at 30 degrees from the upright with the included recline bar for maximum head and trunk support. This is beneficial for children with special needs who are unable to hold their head and trunk upright without assistance.

The low profile cushioned wall supports facilitate easy transfers in and out of the special needs car seat.

  • Plus-Medium:Trunk Supports fits 6-12" Trunk Width; Pad Size 3" x 5" Hip Supports fits 10-14" Hip Width; Pad Size 4" x 8"
  • Plus-Large: Trunk Supports fits 10-14" Trunk Width; Pad Size 4" x 6" Hip Supports fits 13-16" Hip Width; Pad Size 4" x 12"

Please refer to the User’s Manual for information regarding the car seat/booster seat EXPIRATION DATE. A link to the User’s Manual can also be found at the end of the Features Section on this page. You may also find this article to be helpful Car Seats Have an Expiration Date. (And Here’s Why!)

Is this Product Right for You?

  • Reclining car seat for children with mild to more involved positioning support needs requiring trunk and head support for upright sitting
  • Low profile cushioned walls for easier transfers
  • Supports 25 to 130 lbs. (11 to 59 kg)
  • Recommended for children up to 66" (168 cm) tall
  • Critical measurements: Hip Width, Thigh Depth, Back Height to Shoulders, Back Height to Top of Head
  • Questions? Our therapists can help you with a proper fit… to start please click SIZING HELP and complete a simple form, or call us toll free at (800) 371-2778

Standard Features include:

  • Standard: includes Headwings & a 5-point Harness
  • Plus - Medium: includes Headwings, a 5-point Harness, Medium Swing Away Hip and Trunk Supports and Abductor
  • Plus - Large: includes Headwings, a 5-point Harness, Large Swing Away Hip and Trunk Supports and Abductor
  • Seat Depth Extender: This can be added to either the Plus - Medium or Plus - Large sizes to increase the seat depth by 4 inches to support longer thighs
  • Latex and silicone free materials
  • Recline bar (-30 degrees from the vertical when measured on flat seat surface)
  • Machine washable upholstery
  • Low profile sides for easy transfer of users
  • Dual Hook Tether

Click here to view Spirit APS™ Car Seat User's Manual.

Size Chart


CM Spirit™ APS™ Car Seat

Car Seat Weight

20 lbs. (9 kg)

Maximum User Height
66 (168 cm)
Minimum/Maximum User Weight
25 to 130 lbs. (11 to 59 kg)
Standard Seat Depth

12" (30.4 cm)

Seat Depth w/ Extender

16" (40 cm)

Shoulder Width

18" (45.7 cm)

Inside Seat Width - Front/Back

15" (38 cm) / 17" (43 cm) / (19" or 48 cm w/ seat extender)

Shoulder Harness Heights

11" (28 cm) / 13.5" (34.2 cm)/ 16" (40.6 cm) / 18.5" (47 cm) / 20.5" (52 cm) / 23" (58.4 cm)

Seat to Top Height

28" (71 cm)

Seat to Back Angle - Standard / with Recline Bar

98° / 128°

Top to Bottom

32.5 " (82.5cm)

Front Width of Seat

21" (53.3cm)

Back Width of Seat


Front to Back
(Including recline bar w/o extension)
Extension adds 4"

13" (33.02cm)
17" (43.2cm)

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