Former BYU coach whose three-year-old daughter was strangled by a blind's cord in her Utah home is suing the companies that made, marketed and installed the product

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The parents of a three-year-old Utah girl who died after getting tangled in a cord while playing with a friend are suing multiple window blind companies, court documents show.

Former BYU football star Reno Mahe and his wife Sunny filed a lawsuit on Thursday against window installers, distributors and marketers on behalf of their daughter Elsie, who died a week after she was found hanging from a blind's cord in their Lehi home in 2016.

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The parents, who are seeking a jury trial, say they endured extreme emotional harm as well as medical and funeral costs following their daughter's death, which they blame on malpractice.

They are accusing the companies of product liability, negligence and breach of warranty and are seeking damages to be determined at trial.

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But the Mahe's lawyer Alan Mortensen said the reason they are suing is not to get money, but to raise awareness about the dangers blinds can pose and encourage families to switch to cordless designs.

'The purpose of the lawsuit is consistent with what they have done with their nonprofit to help grieving parents. It's to let people know, to lets parents know and grandparents know, that this is a huge hazard,' Mortensen said, according to the Deseret News.

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The parents' nonprofit foundation, Miracles From Elsie, is dedicated to providing financial assistance to families that care for a...
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