OK, where do I order an OEM balancer. all I find on line are the Doorman and Dayco versions.This does not answer your question.
I don't believe that all parts need to be OEM or from a dealership, but sometimes it just makes sense.
Given your recent experience, why would you not buy an OEM or at least the same manufacturer as OEM?
You may not be as lucky with minimal damage with future non-OEM failures.