Ex-BYU star sues window blind makers over daughter's death
Feb. 23, 2018
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 reports 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.