Walmart Car Seat Return Policy [Full Guide] 

Walmart offers a range of infant and child-catered products, ensuring the health and safety of your little ones.

But children grow at an exceptional rate, and it can be hard to keep up sometimes, so it is great to know what Walmart’s car seat return policy is. Read on to see all we have discovered!

Walmart Car Seat Return Policy

Walmart does accept returns of used and unboxed car seats within 90 days of purchase. If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with the car seat, whether it is the quality, size, durability, etc., you can receive a full refund when a receipt is provided. Without a receipt, you may receive an exchange or store credit.

To learn more about returning a car seat to Walmart, exchanges, whether you need the packaging, and more, keep on reading!

How Do You Return Car Seats To Walmart?

To return a car seat to Walmart in-store, you can bring the car seat to the Walmart service help desk, usually located near the front of the store.

You may need to show valid government-issued identification, such as your driver’s license, and it is best to bring your receipt (plus any packaging) if you have it. 

Can You Return A Car Seat To Walmart Without A Receipt?

Yes, you can! Walmart will accept a car seat return without a receipt for up to 90 days from the purchase date for a store credit or exchange.

To be eligible for the store credit or exchange process, you should present a valid government-issued photo identification so that Walmart can confirm your first purchase.

However, it is up to the discretion of the Walmart store manager on whether or not they will accept car seat returns without a receipt.

Can You Return A Car Seat To Walmart After 90 Days?

According to Walmart’s return policy, customers are unable to return items after the 90-day returns window, even if they have a receipt, packing, and the item has not been used.

However, from our research, there are some simple steps you can take that can result in a successful return or exchange after 90 days.

Can You Return A Used Car Seat To Walmart?

Can You Return A Used Car Seat To Walmart?

If, for whatever reason, you were not satisfied with the car seat (e.g., quality, durability, sizing, and comfort) after it has been used, Walmart will accept your return within 90 days.

For returns outside the 90-day window, Walmart states that they cannot return car seats after this time period unless there is a defect in the product.

However, there are some steps you can follow to return car seats and other products after the 90-day returns period.

Returning A Recalled Car Seat To Walmart

If you have purchased a car seat from Walmart and have received a recall notice, then Walmart will gladly give you a full refund, exchange for a different model, or store credit.

Even if you don’t have your receipt and packing, Walmart will still adhere to the recall notice.

Does Walmart Recycle Old Car Seats?

Yes! A fantastic policy at Walmart is that they are happy to recycle old, used, or damaged car seats at any time of the year, making it a very wise and eco-friendly choice!

In 2019, Walmart stated that they are happy to recycle any old car seats regardless of branding or whether the car seat was purchased from Walmart initially! 

What Is Walmart’s Warranty Plan For Car Seats?

Walmart offers a 2-year and a 3-year protection warranty plan on their infant and child car seats, ensuring a trusted and reliable service for your family’s peace of mind.

Both of these plans cover any mechanical and electrical failures, any damages or failures during the usual use of the car seats (including general wear and tear), as well as other common malfunctions.

Alongside this, the plan also provides 24 / 7 customer support, support with quick online warranty claims, and fast repairs or replacements of your car seat.

If you have other items you would like to return, you can see other posts on returning toys, clothes, shoes, Cricuts, and drones to Walmart.


To summarize, Walmart’s car seat return policy is quite an open and easy-to-follow policy. They accept returns and exchanges within 90 days of purchase with or without a receipt and are willing to recycle any old or used car seats.

To return a car seat to Walmart, you can either send it back via their free online mail service, or alternatively, you can take it to your nearest Walmart store and approach the service help desk.

If you are returning a car seat without a receipt, it is recommended that you bring a valid government-issued photo identification with you for staff to confirm proof of purchase. 

Walmart reserves the right to decide on the authorization of a return, refund, or exchange, which may vary from store to store. 

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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