Along that same line, a new federal safety standard for child booster seats will take effect on January 2, 2020. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission adopted ASTM F2640-18 incorporating the new standards back in 2018. The new mandatory standard impacts the foodservice industry and seeks to address several hazards including issues related to attaching boosters to adult chairs as well as the size of booster seats in relation to those adult chairs. Beginning with the New Year, the new safety standard mandates that compliant boosters be at least 0.8” in width and 0.4” in depth LESS than the adult chair seating surface. Further the height of the strap attachment needs to be at least 3.9” less than the height of the adult chair’s backrest. Additional information of the new standard can be found here.