Ex-BYU star sues window blind makers over daughter’s death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Brigham Young University football player and coach has sued several window blind makers over what he alleges is a faulty product that caused the death of his daughter.

The Salt Lake Tribune <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/02/23/former-byu-star-reno-mahe-sues-blinds-maker-over-daughters-death/”>reports</a> Reno Mahe and his wife, Sunny, filed the lawsuit on behalf of their daughter Elsie Thursday in district court.

The 3-year-old died in November 2016, a week after she was found tangled in a cord attached to blinds at the Mahe’s home in Utah County.

Attorney Alan Mortensen represents the Mahes. He says some manufacturers place a safety mechanism that ensures the blinds’ cords can’t get in a position to strangle a child.

Mahe played five seasons in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2003 to 2007. He coached at BYU until December.

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