Walmart Car Seat Return Policy Explained: Open Box, No Receipt, etc

Short Answer: Walmart accepts car seat returns within 90 days of purchase, with or without a receipt. Even if the car seat is opened or used, Walmart will accept your return. For more details on the Walmart car seat return policy, see below.

Walmart Car Seat Return Policy

Car seats are eligible for return at Walmart within 90 days of purchase under Walmart’s standard return policy — even if the box is open, you have used the car seat, or you do not have your original receipt, customer service representatives said. Walmart will issue a refund to your original payment method or as store credit, depending on whether you have your receipt. The standard return policy covers car seats purchased in stores or on, except for those shipped and sold by a third-party seller.

Open-Box Car Seat Returns

Walmart will accept returns of car seats that are opened or used. You must provide the original packaging and include all of the car seat’s original accessories with your return. To learn more about Walmart’s open-box return policy, see our dedicated article on the Walmart return policy for opened items.

No-Receipt Car Seat Returns

Walmart accepts car seat returns with or without the receipt. Without the receipt, you’ll need to show a photo ID and pass the refund verification process. For verification, an associate will scan the barcode on the car seat’s box, so you will need to bring the original packaging. Your refund will process as store credit. Our related article has more details on how to make a Walmart return without the receipt.

Gifted Car Seat Returns

If you receive a car seat as a gift, you can return it to a Walmart store with or without a receipt. You can choose to replace the item if it is defective. With proof of purchase, such as a packing slip or gift receipt, you can receive a refund as store credit or cash; without the receipt, your refund will be as store credit.

Recalled Car Seat Returns

Car seats are occasionally recalled for safety concerns. If you purchased your car seat at Walmart and it gets recalled, you can return it at any time — regardless of the purchase date or the date the recall was announced. You will not be required to provide the receipt or original packaging. Walmart will issue you a cash refund for the recalled product. You can find the list of current recalls on Walmart products on the company’s website.

In Summary

And that’s the Walmart car seat return policy. Walmart accepts car seat returns within 90 days of purchase. You can return a car seat with or without a receipt, even with an open box. Walmart also accepts returns for gifted and recalled car seats. For more on Walmart store policies, see our articles: Can You Return Formula to Walmart, Target, etc.? Store Policies Listed and The Walmart Diaper Exchange/Return Policy.