ok, its option 1. I did use loctite... didnt realise that it weakens the plastic. Damnit... my bad?!?!
Pics to come if still required but fractures are all around the area where the screw head meets the plate & around the slot where it meets the board. Plates are currrently useless.
Everything else, ive done by the book, washers, hand tighten.
Bindings were purchased online frm the US, im in Australia. 1st set of replacement plates were sent out to me via post few yrs ago, postage at my expense.
Do you have the Union Reps contact details(email) to get replacement plates?